- Published: Friday, 27 March 2020 10:57
We went to a few tourist attractions around our local areas within the Inishowen region. Our trip took place on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019. We left the school at 9am and returned at 4pm. We visited places such as...
The waterfall is based in Clonmany. It was a 1km walk. The walk was beautiful and peaceful. The local scouting cubs had made little fairy houses and left them along the walk. It was really nice for tourists to see how the community is involved in attractions like the waterfall. The waterfall was gorgeous to look at and made a very good background for our class picture. It was definitely one of the best places we visited.
The LCA students had a hands-on, busy day at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Thursday, 7th November, organised by the Donegal Youth Service. Both groups attended three workshops, meeting professionals in marketing, the army and career guidance. The students were inquisitive, participated fully in the activities and had an all round great day out. The DYS took great care of all attending.
As part of our Hotel Catering and Tourism Key Assignment for module two, we planned, practiced, prepared and served a three-course lunch for a group of LCA teachers on Tuesday, 1st October. The students worked hard and had the difficult task of making and tasting their menu choices in the weeks before the ‘BIG DAY’. The students learned a lot - the difference between a fridge and a freezer, how to turn on an oven, that vegetables don’t taste bad, that too much paprika is not good … to name but a few. It was a fantastic, fun learning experience for all involved and I think there are a few budding chefs in the making following the success of the lunch. On the day, the teachers arrived and took their seats at a beautifully laid out table. They were served a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Some even had two desserts they were so good. The feedback from the teachers has been excellent (Think it went too well, they want another lunch at Christmas!) The students were brilliant; each and every one of them took part in what turned out to be a delicious, well-presented and served lunch.
The launch of 'Social Farming Ireland' took place on Tuesday, 1st October. We were joined by Andrew Chilton, Regional Development Officer, William McLaughlin, Social Farmer & two teachers from Gairmscoil Chu Bladh, Fintown who hope to replicate our success.This is the second year of this incredible programme. C.C.S were lucky to be offered this programme last year becoming the first Secondary School in Ireland to take part. It is a cross-border initiative which is being jointly funded by SFI and C.C.S. There is lots of information to be found on www.socialfarmingireland.com; below is the main statement about the programme.
“Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of social support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day to day activities of the farm. Social Farming provides people who use services with the opportunity for inclusion, to increase self-esteem and to improve health and well-being. The farm is not a specialised treatment farm; rather it remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in farm activities in a non- clinical environment.”
5th year LCA are the lucky pupils who will be attending a local farm belonging to William in Malin on Wednesdays and Thursdays for a period of six weeks. We wish them lots of luck, lots of muck and lots of hard work!
Last week, Carndonagh based entrepreneur, Mr Niall McLaughlin, spoke with 5H about his print, design and embroidery business, Pure Savage. Mr McLaughlin explained what it was like to work for yourself and the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur. Students were given an opportunity to ask questions and see how a real business actually works. Mr McLaughlin was very open and informative and will hopefully have inspired Inishowen's next great business start-up. Now that would be Pure Savage!