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Monday 10 December 2018

Students' hard work pays off

(Back, from left) Radvile Janulaiyte, Paula Traynor, Stephanie Meaney, Raquel Tobias, Cristiana Besenyei, Christina Taylor, Mandy O’Reilly, creche manager south Bray, (front) Mandy Cleary, Little Bray Community Centre, Linda Nolan, Louise Murphy,Nadia O’Brien and Sylvia Kelly of BIFE at the presentation of childcare certificates
(Back, from left) Radvile Janulaiyte, Paula Traynor, Stephanie Meaney, Raquel Tobias, Cristiana Besenyei, Christina Taylor, Mandy O’Reilly, creche manager south Bray, (front) Mandy Cleary, Little Bray Community Centre, Linda Nolan, Louise Murphy,Nadia O’Brien and Sylvia Kelly of BIFE at the presentation of childcare certificates
(Back, from left) Paula Traynor, Stephanie Meaney, Stephanie D’Arcy, Brid Lavelle, Olivia McInerney, Denise Cahill, Teresa Elliott, Damian Cahill, (front) Sue Wesley, Rosie McDonald, Teresa Crinion, Paddy Doyle,Alison Ryder and Jackie Doyle at the Little Bray Family Resource Centre certificate presentation lunch

Mary Fogarty

More than 35 students were presented with their certificates recently at Little Bray Family Resource Centre.

The students received awards for different level certificates in a variety of subjects, including IT, childcare, health and safety, communications, horticulture, manual handling, literacy and more.

Some of the learners were unable to attend the presentation, and in total there were 55 certificates earned through the centre.

Some of the students did their courses in the centre, some in BIFE, and others online.

One of the organisers of the training said that the students were on community employment schemes and being trained to get back into employment.

The learning is done mostly in a community setting with plenty of support, and starting at whatever level best suits the learner.

There is always someone at the centre available to give a hand with, for example, project work. Level three would be more hands-on, while level five would be assignment-based.

The staff members were very proud to mark the achievements earned by the students, some of whom have other commitments, including jobs and families.

The staff made delicious sandwiches and salads, and everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and a chat. Some family members came along for the presentation.

The community scheme is based in a number of locations, including the resource centre, community centre, youth projects, child care services around the county, and more. Some of the students didn't know each other and enjoyed meeting their peers for the celebratory event.

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