CBS students dip their toes in world of work

The Transition year students in Carrick-on-Suir's Christian Brothers Secondary School have completed their first two weeks of work experience.

The Transition year students in Carrick-on-Suir's Christian Brothers Secondary School have completed their first two weeks of work experience.

The students have been gaining experience in workplaces as diverse as hotels, accountancy offices, veterinary practices, supermarkets, an equestrian centre and a pharmaceutical plant.

The School's teachers thank the employers who facilitated the students on this valuable work placement programme, which would not be possible without their help and cooperation.

The School welcomed back two past pupils in their new role as student ambassadors of University College Cork.

Eoghan Brennan, a second year student of Business Information Systems, and Gerard Finn, who is in his final year in Chemical Science, delivered a most interesting and influential talk on all aspects of college life in UCC to the 5th and 6th Year pupils.

They spoke on areas such as support services, accommodation, clubs and societies as well as emphasising the importance of consistent hard work and meeting project deadlines.

Following the talk there was a lively questions and answer session. Overall, it was very worthwhile and informative for the senior students.

The School congratulations to two past students, John and Tom Tobin, who were presented with gold Gaisce medals by President of Ireland Mary McAleese in Dublin Castle.

Gavin King, a 6th year student, completed and achieved his silver Gaisce award.

Meanwhile, First and Second Year students embarked on a 10km sponsored walk through Kilonerry and Whitechurch in December.

They had fundraised with the assistance of teachers Mr. McCormack and Miss Gleeson for the new Digital Display Unit that will soon be up and running in the school open area.

The group was accompanied on the walk by several teachers. On their return to the school, they were treated to refreshments, and prizes were presented to Andrew O'Brien and Simon Redmond Dunphy, who raised largest amount of sponsorship.

The School thanks all involved in the fundraiser and also the local businesses who contributed towards the Digital Display Unit.