Congratulations to Aislinn Walsh who won a medal in the Highly Commended Section and Alan Wallace who won 1st Prize overall.
Aislinn and Alan were invited to attend the Launch of Fairtrade Fortnight with their parents/teacher in the Limerick County Council Chamber, Dooradoyle, Limerick on WED 1 March 2017 @ 2.30pm, where they were presented with their medals. There was also a guest from Fairtrade Ireland, and Heydi Janeth Espino Mairena from a Fairtrade co-operative in Nicaragua, at the event.
The Bank of Ireland School Bank has been designed to support schools in providing financial education to students.
It gives students the opportunity to work in the School Bank branch across a variety of roles from Bank Manager to Customer Service Official learning about banking and how to work as an effective team.
The School Bank also provides the opportunity for students to open a bank account and makes it easy for them to save on a regular basis, via frequent on-site School Bank visits every Thursday.
The Student School Bank team will be supported by experienced Bank of Ireland staff members from the local branch to ensure the smooth operation of the School Bank, and to support the team with any questions and queries they may have.
The School Bank team Roz Barrett, Hannah Barrett, Dylan Moloney, Thomas Curtin, Ben McCormick and Alice Duffy with the local Bank of Ireland representative Karen Broderick.
Students from Desmond College attended the Inaugural Model Start Up Conference in UCC on 18th November last. This was a non-partisan global leadership event for youths where the objective was to educate the decision makers and leaders of the future and help them to develop interest and skills in addressing high level local and international issues jointly and to create an awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced across the nations in starting & growing a business.
The students took part in several workshops and listened to guest speakers Ciara Judge – Winner Google World Science Fair, Walther Morales Rios – Ministry of Economy/ Guatemala and Professor John O’ Halloran – Vice-President for Teaching & Learning UCC.
Desmond College students with Ciara Judge (Winner of Google World Science Fair) at the Inaugural Model Start Up Conference in UCC.
Some of the Senior Cycle Students who attended the Inaugural Model Start Up Conference in UCC with Mr Donal Enright.
Students were challenged to design a poster to promote awareness of language learning for European language day.
Mr Russell with his Spanish students, Chloe Ahern, Joanne Lai, Shane Baguio, Megan Roma and Ciara Brouder after completing their posters.
A selection of the posters designed by the Second Year Spanish students.
Huge congratulations to Marie Hennessy after the Rose of Tralee festival.
Marie is our very own Limerick Rose. We are very proud of her here in Desmond College.
“Sometimes you just look at something and wonder, ‘Could this be better?” That’s what Emily Duffy, a 15 year old Irish student, told herself when thinking about living conditions of the homeless. So, she came up with the idea of a high-tech sleeping bag. “Duffily Bag,” is made of light reflecting, fireproof and waterproof fabric. Her invention was so brilliant, that Irish authorities wanted the sleeping bags to be available as soon as possible. To make that happen, former-homeless and unemployed people were recruited….
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