Our Transition Year students under the guidance of Ms O Brien designed a Christmas tree out of books
Students in Rang Grandin getting into the festive spirit
Christmas tree with a little creativity from our Art Department #star #Luimineach Abú
Each year Desmond College, Newcastle West Transition Year class are invited to form new and exciting friendships with the service users in the Brothers of Charity Newcastle West.
The Transition Years are welcomed on the first week of term and are toured around the facility. They then have the unique opportunity of having a day to experience the day-to-day life of the service users needs. They are taught how to help and respond to all the people they meet under the direction of Mike Sheahan and his colleagues.
The friendship between the school and Brothers of Charity has proven to have a positive effect on all involved.
The Transition Years will have the opportunity to complete work experience and organise different events for their new friends.
The service users of the Brothers of Charity reap the rewards by having new and young faces around the centre, showing assistance in their activities. Desmond College Transition Years also invite their friends in the Brothers of Charity to celebratory events in the school. Friendships are formed and last for years.
Shining a light on Darkness:
Thousands take part in dawn Limerick walk for Pieta House
“Yellow-tshirt clad fundraisers gathered at Thomond Park in the city, the Desmond College in Newcastle West and Kilmallock and Murroe for the the emotional walk, which symbolises the darkness of depression into the light of day.
Up to 10,000 people were expected to take part in the city, with around 4,000 more potentially in Newcastle West” …read more on LimerickLeader.ie
Healthy Eating Week took place in Desmond College from Jan 22nd -26th 2018.
A range of activities took place including healthy eating presentations during wellbeing class, Mary Ryan a guest speaker presented a Healthy Eating talk to a number of students. A healthy eating fact of the day was announced daily to all students.
Fruit cups and smoothies were on sale throughout the week.
The students were also given the opportunity to take part in a Master Chef Healthy Eating Cook Off Competition.