Loreto College Crumlin Road was delighted again to mark College Awareness Week by hosting a number of events around this national event.
The events began the week prior to the official start of College Awareness Week with our College Fair and Careers Day. Universities and Colleges were invited in to talk to our senior students about their prospective third level options. Colleges represented were Dublin City University, Trinity College, I.T. Tallaght, Blanchardstown I.T., NUI Maynooth, Crumlin College and Griffith College. The Defence Forces also sent their annual representation to offer an alternative worthwhile choice to college.
Trnasition Year students enjoyed Career Day the following day. A range of speakers from a variety of jobs visited the school to speak to the pupils about their education and career path. These guests included Siobhan O’Dwyer, (CEO, Yap Ireland), Peter Daly, (Perrigo),
Lianna Unger, (Compliance, Perrigo), Brian O’Donovan, (News Reporter, RTE News), Deirdre and Janetter, (Kays Florists), Margaret Dineen, (Buyer, Keelings Fruit), Una Mullaly, (Journalist, The Irish Times), Aislinn Kearns, Culinary Arts, DIT, Seana Magowan, (Engineer, ESB), Andrea Horan, (Owner/manager, Tropical Popical) and Louise McSharry, (Radio DJ, 2FM) The girls had time to ask lots of questions and were inspired by all our speakers.
During College Awareness Week itself, there were a number of College activities incorporated into regular classes. First Year students wrote about their dream job, looked at college prospectuses and designed student ID cards.
3rd Years have a tour of Trinity College to look forward to later in the year. In the meantime they also designed College ID cards and did an “Imagine Yourself in College” activity in SPHE.
4th Years reviewed their recent Junior Cert results. They worked out the number of points they would have achieved were it their Leaving Cert. They then looked at the most recent CAO figures to see if they got enough points to get their desired college course.
5th and 6th Year students had a talk from TAP about HEAR, DARE and foundation courses. Two students came in and talk about their experience in getting in and their experience of college thus far.
2nd Year students are undertaking mentoring for the year and will have a college tour in Trinity College in the new year.