Before you throw out that old laptop you can convert it to a Chromebook which will operate at a much faster speed and is more than adequate for most student use. Visit neverware.com and download the Cloud Ready programme onto a memory stick and load it onto your old laptop. Hey Presto! you have a pretty good Chromebook. There are instructions on the Neverware website on how to do it. So think of the environment and give your old laptop a second chance of life before you dump it
We would like to encourage more students to take to the bicycle?. This does not just take encouragement it also requires action. We need a safe space for bicycles on our routes to schools, We need locations in town to lock up bikes (cycle racks) and we need to look at a changing culture where currently individual cars are dropping one student to school.
Our weather is not a whole lot different than Amsterdam where everybody cycles. We need to exploit the potential of the Blueway and make Athy a cycle friendly destination. Ask your politicians how they can make the cycle routes to school more safe, be a tolerant driver/pedestrian on school routes and get 'on your bike'. Make this town Cycle friendly.
We have planned initiatives which will reward students who cycle to school - watch this space!
In order to replace non compostable/biodegradable items Athy College are currently tendering for environmentally friendly replacements for any of our plastic and styrofoam items. We hope to remove these from our system and are working with our caterers to make this happen by using biodegradable and compostable products.
Athy College are planning several initiatives this year to help the environment and conservation. We ask parents and studentsfor your support
No 1. Plastic Bottles
We have drinking fountains throughout Athy College. If you wish to carry drinking water with you please use your own reusable bottle which you can refill from our fountains. This alone could save hundreds (if not over a thousand) of single use bottles per week
Leaving Certificate results will issue tomorrow both online and from Athy College at 10am. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students and all other local students the very best of luck tomorrow. CAO points can be calculated here and our guidance service will be available for any queries which our students may have regarding college places, etc.
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