ACET student Maria Teresa Font Amigo, gives us an account of her recent visit to the coastal town of Cobh, just outside Cork city.
“Last Saturday, I visited the seaside town of Cobh just outside Cork city by train. The train left from Cork at twelve o’clock and arrived to Cobh at half past twelve.
In Cobh, I saw the station, the Cathedral, the landscape and also I went to Titanic Experience museum and Cobh Museum. In Cobh there are museums dedicated to the Titanic and Lusitania. We saw an exhibition which was very interesting about Lusitania – A Day In May. At the moment the theme is very much involved in Lusitania as it the anniversary of the date it sank many years ago off Cobh during the 1st World War.
The weather wasn’t good on this day, because it was windy and wet but we enjoyed the experience equally. However I can advise other people to visit this town at this time the museums are filled with interesting topics. We ate in a restaurant and watched the ships in the sea. A great and relaxing day.”
ACET students enjoyed an outdoor class to witness the rare Solar Eclipse.
Last Friday 20th March saw the occurrence of a rare Solar Eclipse. Those lucky to be in Cork on Friday enjoyed the clearest viewing conditions for witnessing this rare event. Students at ACET enjoyed an outdoor class in order to witness the spectacle. Students and teachers met early at the school and walked the short distance up Patrick’s Hill to an elevated green area that proved to be the perfect viewing point.
We experimented with different ways of viewing the eclipse. Camille provided slides of welding glass allowing everyone a glimpse of the action without endangering their eyesight. Patrick brought a colander through which we viewed the hundreds of shadows of the eclipse onto a sheet of paper. Others experimented with CD’s and paper cut outs.
In addition to the eclipse itself, everybody enjoyed the breath-taking panoramic view of the city skyline. Overall a great morning was had with everybody enjoying their morning outing in the fresh air immensely.
We only have to wait until 2026 to enjoy the next Solar Eclipse of this kind, and we are looking forward to it already!
Last Friday 13th of February ACET students and staff dedicated some time during their lunch break to raise money for a very worthy cause, The Irish Heart Foundation. The fundraiser coincided with the beginning of Valentine’s weekend and was fittingly called Red Hot Day!
Some familiar ACET faces Michael, Patrick, Oisin and Kevin from the teaching staff underwent a makeover in what we called ACET’s Next Top Model. Once the beautification was complete, all four modelled on our ‘catwalk’ at reception and entertained us all.
The winners of the raffle were also announced last Friday. Some excellent prizes were kindly donated by our neighbours on MacCurtain Street including vouchers for Gourmet Burger Bistro, The Shelbourne Bar, The Cork Arms, Pronto Cafe, Paddywagon Tourism and Greene’s Restaurant. Tickets were sold throughout the week and the response from students and staff was excellent.
Great fun was had by all and a significant sum was raised for The Irish Heart Foundation. A huge THANK YOU to all who supported and participated in the ACET fundraiser.