Literacy and Numeracy

2016-2017

Promoting Numeracy with Number Millionaire: September 2016

Second year students got the opportunity to take part in Number Millionaire, an initiative run by Ms Sandra Quaid and the numeracy team in Desmond College.

Students played the game that is based on the ever popular television programme.

It allowed students to showcase their numeracy skills in a fun and comfortable atmosphere.

Over the coming school year students will get more opportunities to partake in further activities that will be run by the numeracy team.


September 2016: Second Year Students play Millionaire to help practice their numeracy skills
Dan O Sullivan, Amy O’Sullivan, Declan Kennedy, Blanc De Jesus, Ana Da Silva.


September 2016: Desmond College Second Year Students play Millionaire to help practice their numeracy skills
Shauna O Sullivan, Alisha O’Brien, Julia Borrego, Willie Quilligan, Joanne Lai.

 

2015-2016

Numeracy Week at Desmond College: January 2016

Desmond College staff and students embraced everything numeracy last week. Students were treated to a feast of number and numeracy for the week.

Monday kicked off with Magician Leon showing our students lots of number and problem solving tricks through the medium of magic. During the week all classes had a focus on numeracy with some fun educational lessons being taught.

Jan 2016: Mike Nash, Konrad Papierowski, Corey Healy and AJ O Donovan watching intently as Magician Leon show them one of his amazing card tricks during Numeracy week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Clodagh McNamee, Sarah Leahy, Catherine Cahill, Genevieve Collins, Michael Conlon and AJ O Donovan pictures with Magician Leon following a magic show in Desmond College as part of Numeracy week. Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week

Numeracy just didn’t happen in school, students had to record their ‘numeracy moments’ at home during the week and complete a picture collage on their iPad app.

The culmination of the week was a numeracy quiz for first and second year students where they showed their knowledge during the ten round brain buster.

Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College Jan 2016: First and Second Year students from Desmond College pictured with Magician Leon as part of Numeracy Week

 

Numeracy Quiz Winners: January 2016


Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College
James Shepherd, Brandon Nash. Gavin Massey and Brian Hartigan winners of the second year Numeracy quiz as part of Numeracy Week in Desmond College

 

Narrative 4 Ireland: September 2015

James Lawlor from Narrative 4 Ireland recently visited our Transition Year Students. Narrative 4 Ireland is an organization set up to try and preserve Ireland’s history of story telling.

The Irish have a long tradition of storytelling going back to the time when every clan had its own oral historian or “Seanchaí,” whose job was to observe, contemplate and then memorize the stories he was told so that he could retell them to his community.

In the retelling, the story was passed back to the people and recorded in their memories as permanently as if they were set in stone.

Irish history has been preserved through this delicate, yet eloquent oral tradition and Narrative 4 Ireland is happy to help carry it forward.

Transition Year Students pictured with James Lawlor from Narrative 4 Ireland

Transition Year Students pictured with James Lawlor from Narrative 4 Ireland