Well done to Evan Condon who as part of his Silver Gaisce Awards successfully achieved Fairtrade Status for Desmond College.
We are now a certified Fairtrade School.
Evan and Miss O’Connor invited Dolores O’Meara, the Chairperson of Limerick Fairtrade to talk to the Student Council and students from Rang Grandin about the Fairtrade Initiative.
Well done also to Alan Wallace who has been very involved with Fairtrade in Desmond College during his 5 years in the school.
Dolores spoke about her travels to various Fairtrade cooperatives around the world and gave us wonderful ideas going forward.
Also congratulations to Edel McMahon who won a fairtrade Hamper kindly donated by Dolores O’Meara, Chairperson of Limerick Fairtrade.
Edel McMahon receiving her hamper from Dolores O’Meara, Chairperson of Limerick Fairtrade
Evan Condon pictured with Dolores O’Meara, Chairperson of Limerick Fairtrade
Ms Margaret O’Connor, Alan Wallace, Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin-Barry, Evan Condon, Dolores O’Meara (Chairperson of Limerick Fairtrade) and Kalon O’Brien
Congratulations to JP Gahan who qualified 3rd on the grid in the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championships after returning from a good winter testing in Spain.
JP was unfortunate to pick up a minor collar bone injury which he felt was ‘a bad start to the year’ but is determined to bounce back.
He is currently the fastest in his group and ‘intends to maintain this position’ through training and pushing himself to achieve his full potential.
Ten prospective teachers from the Transition Year class visited the University of Limerick to experience a teacher taster workshop.
The Desmond College Students were instructed by UL undergraduate students and learned new skills and experienced microteaching sessions.
It was a wonderful opportunity organised by the three 3rd level institutions in Limerick…
* University of Limerick,
* Mary Immaculate College
* and Limerick Institute of Technology.
A number of Desmond College Transition Year students who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick.
Cian Nolan and Matthew O’Connor who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick
Joanne Lai, Marcelina Krzywdainska, Alanis Leen, Chloe Aherne and Mary Sexton who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick