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Awards, parades and farm safety talks in Lough Allen College

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Awards, parades and farm safety talks in Lough Allen College

LAC students during their céilí mór.

MSL ETB Awards

A cohort of second and third year pupils represented Lough Allen College at the MSL ETB Awards Ceremony which took place in the ‘Park Hotel’, Kiltimagh on March 14th. Students form Lough Allen College were chosen as a finalist in the category ‘Contributing to their local Community’ which involved a project with the local nursing home Aras Bhríde. While the team did not win an award on the day, they thoroughly enjoyed representing the school and showcasing their hard work. Thank you to all the students but in particular to Rebecca Torsney who made a wonderful mini film of the work completed throughout the project. Thank you also to Mrs. Shannon who prepared and accompanied students on the day. Congratulations to Mohill Community School who won an award for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

LAC attending the MSL ETB Awards Ceremony in Kiltimagh.

Farm Safety Talk

George Graham from Gorey, Wexford gave a talk to our TY’s, second and fifth year students on farm safety, general safety and mental health and wellbeing. He provided real life examples of unsafe practices on the farm. George is also the Chairperson of ‘Awareness Head to Toe’ which promotes positive mental health and highlights the dangers in farming. The students engaged with George and asked plenty of interesting questions. Thanks to Maeve Gallagher, Drumkeerin Youth Café for organising this talk in LAC and to Ms Kuehl, Principal for facilitating it.

George Graham giving a farm safety talk to our students in LAC.

Céilí Mór

On 15th of March, the Student Council organised a céilí for our school population to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Students dressed in green and gave a contribution which will be donated to Sligo Oncology/Cancer Care West. The Student Council is co-ordinated by Ms McMorrow and Mrs Grogan assisted with the céilí. Prizes were given for the best dancers to Adam Davis, Thomas Davitt, Nadine McLoughlin, Merlin Watts, Leanne O Donnell and Morgan Lawton.

Trad Music Group

Thanks to Ms Keaney who brought her Trad music group to Drumkeerin National School on 13th of March. The students played traditional Irish songs using a variety of musical instruments for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Those involved in LAC Trad group include: Saibh Ó Torna (concertina), Finn Ó Torna (flute), Enda Lowe (bodhrán), Sorcha Lowe (concertina), Niamh Ryan (flute) and Rhianna Woods (fiddle).

Saint Patrick’s Day Float

LAC entered a float in the Drumkeerin Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on the theme of “action on climate change and the need to reduce the amount of plastic in our environment.” This topical theme had a direct link to the national student protests held on Friday 15th and the Climate Action workshops recently attended by Transition Year. Many students were involved in designing and painting the float with Transition years taking the lead on the project. Paul Gallagher, Helena Golden and Fiona Kuehl assisted the students with bringing the design to completion. Well done to everyone involved in this project which culminated in a second prize award at the parade.

LAC’s entry into Saint Patrick’s Day parade, Drumkeerin.

Careers Talk

Linda Duignan, Guidance Counsellor from Longford College of Further Education gave a talk to our senior students on the PLC courses available at their college. She spoke about courses in nursing, healthcare, beauty, hairdressing, IT, Design and Business. Thanks to Mr Paul Toal, Guidance Counsellor, LAC for facilitating this talk.