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September Events Programme

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September Class Programme

LISNEAL COLLEGE MEAN BUSINESS AT SEAGATE

Following on from exam success in Business Studies, Mrs Gardiner took her group once again to Seagate for an indepth study of their Quallity Management processes.  Lisneal College scooped top awards in GCE A Level Applied Business in 2016 coming first in Northern Ireland.  

 

Students had fun learning about the Seagate approach to quality.  They were given the chance to put on the Cleanroom suit, have a look inside a computer and learn from employees about working in the company.  A great insight for students! 

 

DRUMRAGH COLLEGE AT THE NORTHERN IRELAND FIRE SERVICE

The Northern Ireland Fire Service welcomed students to their base at Omagh Fire Station as part of The Insight Programme.  This allows students to visit the station and see for themselves how firefighters train and work.  Students get hands on with equipment and learn about the services delivered by the Fire and Rescue Service.

   

Students had a great experience getting an insight into life as a firefighter!

 

OAKGROVE COLLEGE VISIT THE EVERGLADES HOTEL

Business Studies and Travel and Tourism students got an introduction to working within a hotel chain, thanks to the management of The Everglades Hotel.  Students were shown the new Ballroom which can accommodate up to 400 people!

  

 

 

 
"We had a great trip.  The staff who took us round and spoke to the students were fantastic!"
 

September Work Experience

Work Experience in September

  • Thornhill College Year 13
  • St. Columb's College Year 13
  • Limavady Grammar School Year 13
  • Loreto College Coleraine Year 14
  • St. Mary's College Year 13
  • Holy Cross College, Strabane Year 13
  • St. Brigid's College Year 14
  • Nerve Centre  - Music Workshop

St. Brigid's College Y14 Students (more photos to follow)

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June Events Programme

Global Wind Day 2017

 

 energy for generations

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Schools visited Curry Free Wind Farm in Ardmore accompanied by staff from ESB.  The visit marked Global Wind Day which is a worldwide event that occurs annually. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.

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National Women in Engineering Day 2017 @ Seagate

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International Women in Engineering Day is now an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It takes place annually on 23 June and it's your day, so get involved. 

Following on from Sphere Global's event last year, Seagate allowed female students to get hands on with Technology.  Girls saw for themselves how important women are in the making of the world's leading recording device.

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June Class Programme

ST. COLUMB'S COLLEGE EMPLOYABILITY WEEK

 

The Loughs Agency

 

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Fish habitat in the River Foyle was examined during a visit to The Loughs Agency.  Students learned about the important role that the Loughs Agency play in maintainng our rivers and fish.

Seagate

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As well as learning about one of the world's leading producers of hard disc drives and the use of nano technology, students had fun dressing up in clean room suits and got a taste of manufacturing in Seagate.

City of Derry Airport Fire Service

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Firefighting and aeroplanes was the theme for a visit to the City of Derry Airport.  Students got a runway side seat to see one of the new BMI Stansted to Derry flights landing with a special focus on fire hazards on board areoplanes.

Millennium Forum

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Students were treated to a birdseye view on performance at the Millennium Forum before getting a VIP tour to see areas that are closed to the general public.

E+I Engineering

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For students interested in engineering, it was a fascinating visit to see a local company working at a global level, especially when it's founder is a former student!

Allstate Northern Ireland

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Careers  in Technology was the topic of the day at Allstate.  Students were introduced to the 'Follow the sun' concept of working, where the working day never ends for the company who work globally.

ARDNASHEE COLLEGE AT FOYLE PORT


  

Students from Ardnashee College got to grips with work at the port and their maritime heritage hearing about the importance of the port.  Foyle Port currently handles approximately 2 million tonnes of cargo per annum and supports arround 1,000 jobs making it a vital component of industry in the North West.  

CONGRATULATONS TO THORNHILL COLLEGE

Thornnhill Science Fair

Winners pictured at the Thornhill Science Fair organised each year by Michael McCloskey.  Congraulations on a marvellous event!

Congratulations are also in order for Sharon Mallett who will replace Marguerite Hamilton in October as Principal of Thornhill College!

 

 

Summer 2017

This Summer the Nerve Centre are holding 4 workshops for 17 year 13/14 students.

The 4 workshops are:

  • Animation (July)
  • Film (July)
  • Communications (July)
  • Music Hothouse (August)

The students will get a very detailed insight into their preferred workshop and will get a chance to show some of their ideas and how creative they are. 

 


 

The North West Independent Hospital is one of the longest established private hospitals in Belfast Northern Ireland. They have been delivering high quality healthcare since 1989 and work hard to maintain an impeccable reputation. The North West Independent Hospital offer Work Experience to students throughout the year in the Wards and also Physio Department . 19 students volunteered here throughout July and August and got to learn and observe some minor procedures in theatre as part of their placement with most time being spent shadowing nursing and other auxiliary staff and health care assistants on the Wards in the Hospital .

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The Artspace Creative Arts Centre in Eglinton are also offering Summer experience to students interested in working with Adults with learning disabilities.

The Artspace Centre is a Multi Sensory Centre/Day Opportunities facility for adults and children with additional needs. It offers a multi-sensory learning facility which is vitally important for people with learning disabilities because it enables them to use their personal areas of strength to help them learn. 21 students volunteered here throughout the summer working with adults and also developing & improving upon their own key skills.

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April Work Experience Programme

 

St. Patrick's & St. Brigid's College Year 11 Students

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April Class Programme

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April Events Programme

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March Work Experience Programme

This month saw over 90 students out from 5 schools

Have a look at some photos from Lisneal College & St. Mary's College

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October Work Experience Programme

This month Employers offered Work Experience to around 140 students from 6 different schools.

Year 12 Students from Lisneal College had a chance to improve upon such skills as: communication; working with others; and problem solving. Many in the group challenged their child-care and educational skills when they chose to work with children in nurseries and primary schools, while others learned about how important Customer Service is in a retail environment. Other students received the opportunity to test their knowledge and learn the importance of following Health & Safety Rules in a factory and working with employers in other trades around the city.

The feedback from Employers and Students couldn't have been better, some students were offered part-time jobs and others are now more aware of what they need to study in order to pursue a career in their chosen area. A credit to their school!

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October Class Programme

THORNHILL COLLEGE EXAMINE TECHNOLOGY AT SEAGATE

Year 10 students went on a technological journey at Seagate, looking at job roles and the use of STEM subjects in the production of nano-technology.

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October Events Programme

ADA LOVELACE DAY

Ada Lovelace is often referred to as ‘the first computer programmer’.  She is used as a symbol for the promotion of STEM subjects.  She is celebrated on the 11th October.  Students from Foyle College, Thornhill College and Lisneal College spent time with Heron Bros, Crime Scene Investigation and Fleming Agri-Products.

Check out the following link:  https://t.co/THv7tWfV6D

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ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT WEEK AT ST. CECILIA’S COLLEGE

It was a week packed with entrepreneurs from the City and beyond.  Speakers gave students an insight into setting up a business and what it takes to get a product or service to market.

Speakers taking part were from:

RoCo, Gradon Architecture, The Chocolate Manor, Panacea Drinks, Sooty Olive, Elsa Tweed, Studio 47 Dance Academy, Lottie Dolls.

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September Events Programme

GLOBAL WIND DAY  

Global Wind Day, usually held in June, was finally held in September 2016.  Geography students represented Years 9 to 13, covering areas of the curriculum focusing on wind power.  ESB were delighted to welcome students to Carrickatane Windfarm where they were shown a working wind farm.

Students represented Foyle College, St. Columb's College, St. Cecilia's College and St. Joseph's Boys School.

 

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September Class Programme

 
ALLSTATE FOCUS ON FEMALES IN STEM 
 
Allstate spent time this month visiting schools to research why fewer females choose ICT.  Schools visited were St. Brigid's College, Thornhill College, St. Cecilia's College and St. Mary's College.  Students provided some very useful feedback.
 

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September Work Experience Programme

September saw the year beginning with placements for Women in STEM, thanks to programmes by Dupont and E+I Engineering.  Students from Thornhill College, St. Mary's College, St. Cecilia's College, Lumen Christi College and Enniskillen Grammar spent time with the companies gaining an insight into the companies and their processes.

Students spent time with Dupont MD, Petra Grashoff, one of the leading females in Women in STEM programmes

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June Work Experience Programme

 This month saw over 200 students from 8 schools out on Work Experience.

Below are just a few photos from St. Brigid's College Year 11, St. Cecilia's College Year 13, St. Patrick's College, Dungiven Year 11, St. Columb's College Year 13, Lisneal College Year 13 and Holy Cross College, Strabane Year 13.  

St. Brigid's College, Year 11

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"For my work experience, I went to the Central Library. I loved it there and the staff were absolutely lovely. They helped me develop new skills such as, how to use the micro film, how to issue and discharge books and how to deliver high quality customer service."

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June Class Programme

LISNEAL COLLEGE AT VISIT DERRY

Students from Lisneal College spent time learning about work at Visit Derry and the importance of tourism.  Students also heard about opportunities for them to represent the City and why it's important to set a good impression.  Not difficult for these students!

 

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June Events Programme

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 National Women in Engineering Day is an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It takes place annually on 23 June.

Female students representing Foyle College, St. Cecilia's College, St. Mary's College and Thornhill College celebrated National Women in Engineering Day at Sphere Global.  Students got hands on with engineering.  See below.

Female students from St. Cecilia's College also had a 3 day placement with E+I Engineering.

 

To mark National Women in Engineering Day, students from St. Cecilia's College spent 3 days on placement with E+I Engineering as part of the School Employer Connections Work Experience programme.

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