Well done to our TY students who recently completed their CPR 4 Schools Training. They are all now certified lifesavers and they will contribute to creating a new generation of lifesavers when they train our students over the coming weeks. Given the fact that cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age and acknowledging that by beginning CPR immediately can double the person’s chance of survival, we are very happy our students have acquired these new skills.
Ms. Scarry and Ms. Clesham along with our Transition Year students welcomed 57 French students and their teachers from Normandy to Dunmore Community School today. They were given a tour of our school and shown our facilities. They learned alot about the opportunities our TY students get with us here in DCS. Ms. Walsh and the Music Dept entertained our visitors with music, song and dance.
On Tuesday 19th March, our Transition Year students welcomed 35 French students and 3 teachers from the Loire Valley. They organised a wonderful concert to entertain our French guests which highlighted the wonderful talents and culture in our school. They also gave them a tour of our school and swapped stories about life in Ireland and life in France.
Ms. Scarry assisted by the Transition Year and LCA students in Dunmore Community School hosted a very successful Careers Expo in the school on Friday 8th March. Our 3rd year, TY, LCA, 5th and 6th year students got a fantastic opportunity to speak to representatives from 30 information stands which included third level colleges and universities, financial institutions and local construction and pharamaceutical industries. It was wonderful to welcome parents to participitate in this very informative event as well as students and staff from other post primary schools in the local area. Now that a little time has passed since the event hopefully students have had time to process the information they gathered and this is helping them make informed choices about TY, LCA and senior cycle subject choice options. Our 6th year students can also use this information to help them prepare for upcoming PLC interviews, decide on CAO ‘change of mind’ options or deciding on apprenticeships that they are interested in.