Students enjoyed a fantastic trip to Italy during the mid term break. Tours of Rome, Pompeii, Cheese and Honey factories in addition to trying their hands at Italian cooking were just some of the activities they enjoyed while staying in beautiful Sorrento.
Garda Donal Buckley, Naas spoke to us about the importance of using our roads in a safe manner. He presented some horrifying facts and statistics which emphasised the need for everyone to realise their responsibility when driving, cycling or walking. Sincere thanks to Garda Buckley for taking time out of his very busy schedule to speak to us.
Grease tickets are now on sale for our musical on 10th, 11th and 12th of March 2015 at 7.30pm in the School Assembly Hall. It promises to be a wonderful production. Many businesses have been extremely generous in their donations of fantastic spot prizes and supporting us through advertising. Tickets are available from the school priced at €10 each.
Well done to all our students who recently completed very valuable learning within two weeks work experience. Students got the opportunity to shadow in a variety of work place settings from pharmacies to farms! Sincere thanks to all the employers who support in this vital element of the Transition Year programme.
Students recently enjoyed a fantastic drumming workshop. Great natural rhythm shown by all well done and thanks to Deirdre Howard for her instruction and support!
The Young Social Innovator group who are aiming to raise awareness and fundraise for charities that assist young people dealing with depression and suicide ideation have been working very hard. They have organised a concert, talks for students and talks for parents. Well done and continued success as they submit their report and present their Speak Out in Athlone on 24th March.
Applications are now open for Engineering Your Future, a week-long, hands-on programme aimed at Transition Year students who have an interest in science and maths.
The programme is designed to introduce TY students to the exciting and diverse world of engineering, and to help them gain a better understanding of the career opportunities available to qualified engineers. Students will get to meet engineers at various stages in their careers and to experience what engineers do on a daily basis through industry visits.
The programme is supported by the STEPS team here at Engineers Ireland and is hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland, including CIT in Cork; IT Carlow; Waterford IT; and DIT, UCD and IT Tallaght in Dublin.
Participation is limited to between 20 and 40 students at each location. Successful applicants will be identified based on a number of factors including Junior Certificate maths and science results and reasons for seeking a place on the programme.
Each college has set its own deadline for applications, with most of them closing the application process at the end of February. (The programme itself will run in April/May.) To apply for a place on the Engineering Your Future programme visit steps.ie