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Tuesday 28 March 2017

You can bank on students

Six from McEgan College take part in build a bank challenge

McEgan Transition Year students who took part in the A.I.B ‘Build a Bank Challenge’ in Silver Springs Hotel last Tuesday. Catriona O'Donoghue, Shelia Twomey, Colm Cooper, Aisling O'Driscoll and Shannon Dolan Burke. Photo: McEgan College.
McEgan Transition Year students who took part in the A.I.B ‘Build a Bank Challenge’ in Silver Springs Hotel last Tuesday. Catriona O'Donoghue, Shelia Twomey, Colm Cooper, Aisling O'Driscoll and Shannon Dolan Burke. Photo: McEgan College.

SIX of the McEgan's Transition Year students took part in the A.I.B 'Build a Bank Challenge' in Silver Springs Hotel last Tuesday where a total of 40 different schools took part and presented a business plan and put together a display stand to the competition judges.

McEgan's bank was the Panda Bank where Shannon Dolan Burke (Manager) Aisling O'Driscoll (assistant manager) Tadhg Ring (auditor), with Catriona O'Donoghue and Tony O'Neill (tellers).

Unfortunately, they did not qualify for the top four but they made a fantastic effort and put a lot of hard work in. The day was sectioned into time for setting up and judging, lunch, and then an announcement of the top ten and eventually the top four. The whole experience was very positive and the entire team benefitted from the experience.

Thanks to Miss Angland, our enterprise teacher, Mr. Cronin who helped us cut out our Panda Stand, Ms Lynam, Ms. Corkery & Paul Lynch who drove us there. Also a big thanks to Jen and Grace, the student officers at AIB, Macroom, andto all our student customers who made our School Bank a great success.

Congratulations and well done to all involved for putting in such work & representing the school so well.

Summing it up

McEGAN College held yet another successful numeracy initiative last Friday. It was a fantastic opportunity for the parents of the first year students to take part in fun activities based on maths skills for life.

Once again we had 100 per cent support from the parents who were happy to be involved in the everyday school life of their sons and daughters. This initiative was organised by Áine Noonan, maths teacher, in partnership with Máire Ní Laoire, HSCL co-ordinator. It was a rewarding project and worthwhile.

It was wonderful to see the delight on the students' faces to be working side by side with their parents as a team whilst engaging in practical fun games to help them with their maths course.

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