From Wednesday the 5th to Friday the 7th of November, all Transition Year mini-companies participated in ‘Dragon’s Den’. Each class had a group of three ‘Dragons’ to impress. They all pitched their products and tried to gain some mentorship or an investment from the Dragons. All groups brought in their best products to put on show, and made beautiful stands and displays. They then gave a short presentation outlining their product and their hopes for the future of their companies. It was a great experience, and helped each student perfect their entrepreneurial skills. Thanks to all the teachers who agreed to take part and support our businesses, the help and suggestions were very welcome.
On Thursday the 6th of November, 7 Transition Year mini-companies attended the Lion’s Club Wine, Food & Craft fair in the Riverside Hotel. ‘Fluff & Stuff’, ‘Alphabetti Spaghetti’, ‘Stone Mad’, ‘Hair Bears’, ‘Scrabble Crafts’, ‘Chalk It Up’ and ‘Everything But the Kitchen Sink’ all set up wonderful stalls, showing off the best of their wares. The whole room was packed with people, and the girls marketed their goods very well. Lots of orders were taken and sales were made, and the people visiting the stalls loved all the unique products. Thanks to the organisers for giving our mini-companies free entry. Well done to all the girls who attended and represented the school so well.
Coláiste Bríde students take to the stage
On Wednesday 5th of November two groups of our TY students took part in the Community Workshop Variety Show “Showing me, Showing you”. First up were Grace Brennan and Kasey Doyle, who preformed a traditional Irish dancing routine with both hard and soft shoes.
Next to perform were the singers, Emily Daly, Niamh Crowhurst, Leah O’Brien, Gráinne O’Neill and Gráinne Kearney accompanied by Aoife Doyle on the acoustic guitar.
There were many other well known acts from the local area including Teddy Quinn, The Lambert Sisters, Stephen Murphy and Roisín Dempsey along with the outstanding Cáirde from CWCW. This was a great night where all the community came together.
With an audience of around 600 people, it was a great success.
3-Day First Aid Course
From Monday the 3rd to Wednesday 5th of November, 4C completed their First Aid course and received their certificates in First Aid. This was all completed under the mentoring of FEETAC First Aid Examiner and Occupational Health and Safety Advisor Gary Goggin. The course involved learning basic First Aid skills along with life saving procedures. These include the abdominal thrust, CPR, and how to use the vital AED machine. This is needed by your side in any cardiac emergency, or situation which leads to unconsciousness. These basic skills involved treating burns and cuts of all levels, the recovery position, and how to react in a first aid emergency. This was a very informative course, which might come in handy in the future.
Each Wednesday during the first term, a group of 10 Transition Year students attended the Community Workshop. While they were there, they organised different workshops which included arts and crafts, penmanship, cookery and dance. In these workshops each group took part in different activities where they helped the clients to improve their skills. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed their time in the workshop and were sad it was over. Good luck to the students who are taking part this term.