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Climate Action Days in Lough Allen College

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Climate Action Days in Lough Allen College

LAC TY Students at the Organic Centre, Rossinver.

Climate Action Days

Our TY students were given workshops by GEAI (Good Energies Alliance Ireland). This organisation addresses issues around climate change and renewable energies through engagement with young people. Two of these workshops took place in the school and the third event was a day in the Organic Centre, Rossinver. The students participated in a mixture of exercises, presentations and exploration of climate actions. Thanks to Ms Nuala Kelly for facilitating this event and to Mr Michael Doherty who also attended Rossinver with the students.

Student Council

Members of the Student Council: Cathal Reynolds (Secretary), Ellen Gallagher (Treasurer) and Andrea Feeney went to Drumshanbo Youth Café on 6th of March for Student Council training. The students learned about their roles on the Student Council and how to conduct meetings. Thanks to Mrs McMorrow for organising this event for the students.

Global Workshop

On Monday, March 11th a representative from the organisation ‘Goal’ facilitated a two hour workshop with third year students as part of their weekly wellbeing class. During the workshop, group activities and discussion highlighted the stark reality for those living in Syria, and many other countries. One activity allowed students to choose one sentimental and one practical item to bring on a boat leaving Syria, a thought provoking exercise. They also saw how a ‘muac’ works, a device used to measure mid-upper arm circumference and detect if a child is malnourished. ‘Plumpy Nut’ was also handed to students, a peanut based paste to combat severe acute malnutrition. As a result of the workshop, the 3rd years will now explore ‘Developmental Education’ in their wellbeing class and work towards becoming a Goal Humanitarian School. Thank you to Mrs Shannon for organising this workshop.

A representative from Goal in LAC giving our third years a humanitarian workshop.

Wriggle

Mr Brett organised for Wriggle to come to our school for Engineering week. This company gave an insight to the students into coding and the impact of Engineering on the environment. The TY and Fifth year students were shown how to programme mini robots. The company also presented a module on Minecraft. The students were fascinated by the information they received and thoroughly enjoyed the technology.

TY students getting the opportunity to experience coding with Wriggle

Energy Conservation

Ingrid Foley, from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland gave a presentation to our transition years on energy conservation awareness. Thanks to Ms Patricia Keane for organising this educational workshop.