Fifth Years visited the Longford facility with their LCVP teachers – Ms. Gilheaney and Ms. Grimes. Students got a power point presentation on the Longford operation, a guided tour of the facility and viewed the labs through glass. They produce diagnostic devices and chemical solutions. Thanks to Abbott for facilitating the visits.
A school outshoot from the local B.O.I. is up and running for the last few months and is run by TY students under the supervision of a B.O.I. employee. Students can open accounts and save. The operation is at breaktime one day per week. Students were interviewed initially and the following are involved – Maeve Bohan, Cora Maxwell, Johnny Boyle, Michael Luby, Hannah McGlynn and Michelle Hackett. The official launch was by Mayo footballer – Keith Higgins.
The TY’s attended a day in Drumshanbo, where there were presentations by a number of organisations. The Dog’s Trust, representative explained about how to care for a dog and the legal requirement for chipping.
The RSA presented footage of car accidents and students were strapped into a car which then was overturned.
The Fire brigade explained their role in accidents and using robotics took the roof of a car.
A member of the Gardai explained how to be safe on the internet.
A representative from Leitrim County Council explained the career opportunities they offered.
They were then treated to a meal in the Lough Allen Hotel.
First years who engaged in this after school exercise were treated to a day of activity in Drumshanbo, where they cycled a number of kilometers, engaged in Zumba dance, archery and boxercise. Ms. Purcell travelled with the students as she facilitated girls active in school.