LCA

6H Hotel Catering and Tourism - Come Dine With Me

LCA Come Dine With Me

6H LCA Come Dine With Me photo album

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.

LCAs Make the Moove to Social Farming

LCA Social Farming

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!

Pure Savage Entrepreneur Visit CCS

Pure Savage CCS

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!

LCA PE General Ed. Task - First Year Futsal

PE LCA Task

LCA PE Task photo allbum

Report by Alysia Brattin Loftus

On Monday 17th December 2018, our LCA class, 5H organised a first year futsal tournament. To do this we each had to play a number of roles such as a coach, referee, reporter, photographer, score keeper or equipment manager. We wanted to do an event with first years because they’re an easier group of students to get out of class as they don’t have as many exams. We also wanted the junior students to feel comfortable with senior students in a fun way.

Picking the sport would be hard, not knowing what the first years were interested in. We decided to do a survey. Each first year student participating in our tournament received a survey where they could vote for which sport they would like to take place. They also got to vote to see if they wanted prizes based on teams that won the most games, that scored the most goals or that showed the best sportsmanship and fair play.

Read more: LCA PE General Ed. Task - First Year Futsal

LCA Pupils Excel in Their Field

LCA Farming Module

There is a new National initiative called ‘Social Farming in Ireland’ and C.C.S have been lucky enough to be offered this programme. 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.”

Six lucky pupils from 5th year LCA have been chosen as part of a pilot programme. Three pupils will attend a local farm belonging to William McLaughlin in Malin on Wednesday and Thursday for a period of eight weeks. We wish them lots of luck, lots of muck and lots of hard work!

Louise's CV is the Best in Ireland!

A BIG congratulations to Louise McElhinney 6H, who took first place in her category in the Europass CV Competition. Louise can claim to have the best CV in Ireland! As first place winner, Louise received a Google Home voice activated speaker. Well done Louise! What a great achievement and very well deserved!

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