Thursday last saw 36 students and 4 members of staff led by Ms Walsh, Ms Kelly, Ms. Julia Byrne and Mr. Dempsey return to Dublin airport after an event- filled and thoroughly enjoyable 3-day excursion to the Czech capital of Prague.
Good luck to our travelling party of 35 students accompanied by their teachers, Ms. Kelly; Mr. Dempsey; Ms. Walsh and Ms. Byrne (SNA). The group will depart from EVC on Monday 12th February and returning on Thursday 15th at 5pm. (approx.). During their time away they will enjoy an evening cruise through historical Prague on the River Vitava; a visit to a Musical Instrumental factory; guided tour of the Castle District including the Royal State rooms and the Jewish Museum with its six historic sites; visit the Czech National Bank and Museum of Communism; sightseeing at the National Theatre; Fred & Ginger Building; Charles Square and Frank Kafka’s birthplace & Museum; Child of Prague, Charles Bridge and Clock Tower in addition to a little time for shopping!
We are delighted to announce that pre-sale tickets for are on sale from Wednesday 7th February at 10 am for our show "In Harmony" in the National Opera House on Friday, 2nd of March.
Ms. Somers, Ms. English, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Lawless (SNA) brought 66 students from 2 Oak, 2 Holly and 3 Ash to the 54th BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin on Friday 12th January. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the trip. There were 550 student projects showcased at the exhibition. Project titles included 'What makes a good science teacher?' - 'Investigating the amount of synthetic dyes in soft drinks and sweets' - 'Classroom CO2 levels and their effect on student cognitive performance', and 'The development of an anti-microbial smartphone screen protector' to name but a few. In addition to these exhibits, there were many interactive shows including a homemade hoverboard, a RSA car that spun the students upside down, freezing flowers in liquid nitrogen and robot wars. We hope that we have sparked an interest among these students and that we will have some entries for next year’s competition.
Two of our 5th Year LCVP students Jessica Ajayi and Chloe Murphy visited the Facebook Headquarters in Dublin on January 10th to attend Safer Internet Day (SID)Ambassador training. This training was provided by Webwise.
In 1976, friends and associates of the late Michael Sweetman established an Educational Trust in his memory. It was decided to establish a competition with a European dimension for students of Vocational Schools, Colleges and Centres and each year prizewinners from around Ireland are awarded a trip to Strasbourg. In the past 15 years, over 30 students from Enniscorthy Vocational College have successfully participated in the scheme, which has seen students from all European Union member states discuss on the floor of the European Parliament issues of social concern directly related to their study of the Social Education module in the Leaving Certificate Applied programme.
The Management and Staff of Enniscorthy Vocational College extend their good wishes for Christmas and 2018 to all students, their parents the the wider community.
Active school week took place from the 11th to the 15th December. The idea behind this initiative was to promote physical activity and well-being amongst the whole school community. Archery was organised for Second, Third, Fifth and Sixth year classes on Monday and Tuesday of active week. The students and teachers really enjoyed this activity as many got to experience archery for the first time. On Wednesday we had some great dancing on display as the First year classes participated in Zumba.
Today, Tuesday 11th December three students who received an A grade in their 2017 Junior Certificate CSPE exam visited the County Buildings in Carrickalawn as a reward.
Enniscorthy Vocational College host an Information Meeting for parents and staff on Thursday night 7th December, 2017 re promoting Positive Mental Health in Young People. This talk, presented by Dr. Theresa Tierney (National Educational Psychological Service) and Breda Cashe (Samaritans), will take place in the Parents' room at 7pm. (old building) and everyone is encouraged to attend.
The 2 Alder class spent a day in Wicklow on Thursday 30th Nov. After a brisk walk in Glendalough students cooked sausages and made tea by the Upper Lake. During a drive over the Sally Gap they picked out geographical features.
Our Further Education (PLC) Open Night will take place next Tuesday 5th December from 6pm. to 8pm. All 6th Year Leaving Certificate students and mature students very welcome.
College Awareness week was experienced by our 3rd Year HAPPIE students in Waterford Institute of Technology on Wednesday 22nd November. They were accompanied by Ms. Kennedy (Deputy Principal) and Johanna Murphy, SNA. Students engaged in STEM activities with CALMAST (Science Education), Creative Arts and Sporting Activities. They lunched in the college canteen, along with visiting the various information stalls on display. A fun day was had by all who participated and it is hoped that the day will encourage more of our students to pursue Third Level education.
Condolences to the Reck family on the sad passing of Ger. Ger was a 6th Year Leaving Certificate student at Enniscorthy Vocational College and his passing is mourned by the whole school community, where he will be greatly missed.
As part of the events to mark Science Week (Nov.12th-19th),the 5th year Biology students from Enniscorthy Vocational College attended the WexSci Science Showcase Day in the Wexford County Council buildings on Friday November 17th. The students had an opportunity to explore the many Science and Technology exhibitions on 'The Street' in the County Council buildings before attending a performance of 'It Takes Guts'. The show, presented by the London Science Museum, was a graphic account and display of the workings of the human digestive system. The performance was most informative, entertaining and certainly tested the fainthearted in the audience!