29th March 2012: Transition Year trip to Lehinch, Co.Clare for a Surfing Lesson. It was a great day out in the sun for students to develop their confidence and social skills while creating a new sporting interest for life.
Kate Wright, The Cobblestone Café Galway, visited our school on World Home-Economics Day (Wednesday 21st March) to give a Healthy Eating Cookery Demonstration to all 1st Year pupils. Some of the yummie recipes Kate shared with us were Spelt Scones, Hummus and Carrot Pate, Vegetarian Enchiladas, Tzatziki and Steamed Tofu. It was a great chance for pupils to sample some interesting healthy foods and it was enjoyed by all.
Here are the 5th Year Business class who were accompanied by some TY students at a recent trip (20 Mar 2012) to C& F Tooling and Green Energy plant in Athenry. The group were accompanied by their teachers Mr. Heneghan and Ms. Coen.
We were very enlightened by the experience and the Manager Mr. Martin Hession left no stone unturned. First we had a walking guided tour of the facility followed by a presentation by Mr.Hession. He covered areas such as Production, Engineering, Stakeholders in the Business, Health & Safety, Insurance, Efficiency in the Business world, dealing with suppliers and customers and after sale service. We were amazed to learn that the company has taken on one hundred workers in the past two months and continues to grow. The company stated that a major customer of theirs had been importing a truck load of a specific material per day from North America and they now aim to be able to produce this locally. The ethos of C&F Tooling and Green Energy is to keep the jobs in Ireland at all costs. The presentation was a snapshot of the skills required to survive in Business today and also to instil in the students the importance of key skills they require in the workplace. Mr. Hession emphasised that a motivated committed attitude was key and that all their staff possessed this.As he stated “No one will do your job for you here and why should they!” To learn more about C & F Tooling and C & F Green Energy please ask one of our students or alternatively click on www.c&ftooling.ie.