BCS News - March 2017
Junior Achievement Award
Over the last term many TY students participated in The Junior Achievement Ireland programme. Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) encouraging young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.
Junior Achievement is part of a worldwide organisation reaching out to over 10 million young people each year. It was established in Ireland in 1996 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with over 160 leading organisations.
This programme helps to create a culture of enterprise within the education system, helping young people prepare for the world of work, giving them skills in communications and preparing for interviews.
All Junior Achievement programmes are taught by business volunteers recruited from supporting organisations in the local community. Our support partner in the local area was AIB and this week Mairead came to present certificates and achievement to the transition year students who undertook this programme in their Business classes.
Operation Transformation- BCS
Last Friday our first year students went on a 10K mountain hike to finish their 5 week programme of getting out and walking during lunchtime. The weather may not have been ideal but the walk was enjoyed by all.
Next term we hope to bring back the lunchtime leagues.
Welcome back to our 5th year students who spent the last ten days in Heidelberg at our partner school as part of our annual German Exchange programme. This gives them a great opportunity to immerse themselves in German school and family life. Their partners will join them in BCS next month. This exchange also takes place in French where our French partners have been part of BCS last month and their Irish partner visits them next month in Rennes.
Well done to Ty student Mark Stewart who spent last week on work experience in Eurofin Laboratories in Dungarvan. Mark was the recent winner of the Eurofin essay competition to TY students.
Well done to Our TY group consisting of Ciara Browne, Molly Ryan and Laura Henley who have qualified for the Junk Kouture Southern Finals after receiving Silver Ticket in school last week. Members of the Junk Kouture organisation visited the girls in school during the week to surprise them with this ticket.