Awareness week success
Published 28/01/2014 | 05:32
ONE of the most successful and widely talked about events in the school was the College Awareness Week.
As part of the objective to encourage as many of its students as possible to go on to third level education by creating awareness of the opportunities in the workplace, a so-called Speed Careers evening was held.
Over 40 professionals, including everything from nurse and garda to IT programmer and professional footballer, were interviewed and questioned by the 168 second year students.
During the week speakers from DIT, DCU, Trinity College, DIFE and some past pupils dropped by to give informative talks on the various College courses.
The Art department had visits from tattoo artist Stephen Rochford and graphic designer Paddy Lynch, while Arthur Robert, an engineer from ESBI international, spoke to fifth and sixth year students.
Third year students worked with sixth years to fill in mock CAO applications,this was a good opportunity for Leaving Certificate students to impart their knowledge to the third years.