Lough Allen College Latest News – March 1st 2016

March 3, 2016

Girls Active

The Girls Active 10 week programme is taking place in our school from 4 to 5 pm on a Monday. This fitness programme for girls includes aerobics, zumba, soccer and boxercise. Ms Casey is in charge of this event which emphasises non-traditional recreational activities inclusive of all abilities and is non-competitive.

Combined Aptitude and Careers Interest Test

On Thursday, 25th of February, all transition year students sat two separate psychometric tests provided by Cambridge Occupational Analysis. These included the ‘Cambridge Profile’ and ‘Eirquest’. The first test provides a valuable insight into a person’s potential performance within a career. The other test provides valuable insights into individual areas of interest and abilities, covering both occupational and academic interest and abilities. The results of both these tests assist the student in deciding on possible careers and choosing academic subjects in fifth year. Mr Toal, guidance counsellor organises these tests.

‘Super Chef’ Cookery Competition

Congratulations to Natasha Mc Tiernan, 5th year who was chosen out of 800 students to compete as a finalist in the ‘Super Chef’ All Island Schools Cookery Competition, which took place in Saint Angela’s College, Sligo on Thursday 11th of February. This competition allows students to display their creativity by cooking a healthy low cost main course dish for two people. Natasha’s dish included cooked spicy chicken kebabs, tomato chutney and coleslaw. Thanks to Mrs Foley, Home Economics teacher who mentored Natasha for this competition.

GMIT Letterfrack

Mr Kelly brought the transition and fifth year DCG students on a tour of the GMIT Letterfrack which specialises in furniture design and manufacture and wood technology. The students thoroughly enjoyed this visit and gained a valuable insight into studying Construction and DCG at third level. The students also got to stop in Castlebar on the way home for some retail therapy.

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