- Published: Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:20
You've driven past it many times and I bet wondered "What happens in there?'"...Well, 34 Senior Boys from CCS recently had the opportunity to glimpse inside the incredible INISHOWEN ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING business in Drumfries. Firstly the boys were given a talk on the "Apprenticeship Programme" run by Donegal ETB and how it might suit them following on from the Leaving Certificate. Then on went the high-vis jackets and safety goggles and off the boys went on a tour of the facilities. The boys were lucky enough to see every machine in operation and the start-to-finish on the production line. We even met some past pupils who are working their way through the Apprenticeship scheme...It definitely proved a hit with the boys and gave them some food for thought!
Congratulations to a group of Senior Boys who recently spent three days in the National Fishery College in Greencastle, completing Certificates in Personal Survival Techniques, Safety Awareness & Fire Prevention and Elementary First Aid. This was an excellent opportunity for the boys to gain accreditation in courses they can use at any stage in their lives. Many thanks to the facilitators at Greencastle who were experts in their field and generous with their time...a life at sea may beckon for some of the boys...Well done!
The Annual Prizegiving Ceremony for academic and creative achievement took place in the Áras on Friday, 26th January. The guest speaker was past-pupil, Caroline McLaughlin, a senior associate at Callan Tansey Solicitors. Her attendance was fitting given that the Callan Tansey Dílseacht Award Bursary was one of the awards presented on the day. The photo album will be populated gradually over the course of the week.
Last year, Tony Lafferty lit the tree at the gym as part of our annual 'Day of Action'. Tony was at the switch again in 2017, this time co-hosting with Darragh Gallagher in light of the fact that there are TWO CCS trees this Christmas. The local hospice ward and The Irish Heart Foundation will definitely get a boost thanks to the efforts of Mr. John Farren, Mr. Con McMonagle, Mr. Sean McGeoghegan, and of course all those who contributed to the fund. While the trees are now bearing the fruits of the fundraiser, it's never too late to contribute. Just see one of the aforementioned members of staff to "buy a bulb". Bulbs cost €5. And remember, you're not REALLY buying a bulb, you're helping someone you probably know. Many thanks to all who have contributed so far.