The Transition Year students took part in a workshop to make Christmas Table Centres. They learned about the different types of plants and how to make an oasis arrangement.
When all the arrangements were completed they were sold at a pop up shop in MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. The group were very successful in selling all of the arrangements. They decided to donate the money to a local organisation, The Irish Wheelchair Association. The students raised €350 from their sales and donations. A presentation was made to the IWA on Friday 8th February.
We hope to join up with the organisation in the coming weeks for the students to experience some wheelchair sports.
The Transition Year students organised a fundraiser in aid of the Good Shepherd Centre. The students attended a very informative talk with Noel, a member of staff from the centre. Noel explained the different services that they offer to the community and the supports that they have in place.
Following on from the talk the students organised an awareness campaign in the school and held a non-uniform day. They were very successful in raising €220.
A presentation took place with a small number of the students to a member of staff from The Good Shepherd Centre.
Well done to the TY students and their Young Social Innovator teachers, Ms. Butler and Ms. Sheehy.
on Thursday 6th December, we showcased our Coffee Barista skills when “The Coffee Laboratory” came to our school to show our students how to make a range of coffees, Cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolates and some festive Christmas coffees.
The workshop was delivered by a Q grader and SCA fully qualified trainer to make sure the students received the highest standard throughout the day. Each student received a certified Coffee Barista Certificate at the end of the day which is extremely valuable in the working world. this proved very successful as many students got work experience from this workshop.
We invited in the families of our Transition Year students to enjoy a festive coffee and a selection of cakes.
Big thank you to our Home Economics Teacher Ms. Doyle who along with the TY students made a huge selection of tasty treats to enjoy with the coffee.