Carlow Vocational School

Published 11/12/2012 | 12:47

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Well done to the Carlow VS girls volleyball team you have qualified for the All-Ireland Senior B final.

On Thursday last they took on St. Leos' in the quarter final in Mounthrath, winning the first set 25-9. The second set was a much closer affair however our girls won it 25-22.

Next up for the Carlow girls was Mounthrath in the semi. This was a much tougher affair and both sides showed some tremendous skill . After some great serving and great defensive play Carlow won the first set 25-12.

The second set went to Mounthrath on a scoreline 25-19. So it was all to play for in the final set. Mounthrath took the led and maintained a two point lead for most of the game. Our girls never give up and fought back to level the scores at 2222. Carlow maintained their composure and with some gritty determination and a great team spirit, saw them winning out the set 25-22.

The squad: Paige Todd, Chiara Colombetti, Asia Delorenzi, Karoline Ploickner, simone Schwarz, Solomiya Shust, Elena Sotele, Emma Martinelli.

CYBER BULLYING WORKSHOPS

Carlow Vocational School hosted two workshops for Parents dealing with Cyber Bullying: the Facts, Detection, Intervention and Prevention. The workshops were open to all parents of Saturday Club children and to parents of students of Carlow Vocational School and Educate Together. They took place from 10.00 to 12.30 on Saturday Nov. 17 and Dec 1.

Although the subject matter was extremely sensitive and demanding, (given the current distress being suffered by victims of such bullying and media coverage), the participants of the course were resoundingly positive in their evaluations.

The Workshop was facilitated by Gemma Lawlor and followed the Cyber Training for Parents programme, jointly developed by Trinity College, Dublin and several other European Universities, through an EU supported initiative.

Contact the School for more details and queries.

FIRE STATION VISIT

As part of SBP Programme, Carlow Vocational Schools 5th Year Students were invited to Carlow Fire Station for a site visit as part of "Skills@Work Workshops".

The outing took place on Tuesday 27th November. The Students were accompanied by their teachers Ms Tyrrell and Ms Monahan.

Carlow Vocational School would like to thank Mr Eamonn Brophy, Senior Executive, Corporative and Human Resources - Carlow County Council, Mr Ger Guerin, Chief Fire Officer - Carlow County Fire & Rescue Service, Mr Martin Mulhall, Mr Darl Hayden, Mr John Comerford and all staff at Carlow Fire Station for making them feel so welcome and allowing them to gain an insight into the real working life of the Station.

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