Blackrock Further Education Institute’s Design students will showcase their creative abilities and skills at the annual end of year Design Exhibition which will take place on Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2019.
The exhibition will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm each day and will showcase the work of students from the Interior Design, Landscape Design, Graphic Design and Web Design & Digital Media courses. We are delighted that Deirdre Whelan, renowned Interior Designer and presenter of the television series ‘Home of the Year”, will officially open the Exhibition at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st May.
An array of projects will be exhibited including the transformation of the Urban Junction building in Blackrock into a Bookshop and Art gallery and some innovative logos and murals for the village of Blackrock designed by the graphic students. Our Landscape students will exhibit a variety of garden ideas. All are welcome to attend!
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD has recently approved €1m in capital funding for a local youth club equipment scheme for volunteer-led youth clubs and groups.
The scheme has been designed to support youth work activities at a local level, with priority given to clubs/groups catering for young people aged 10-21. The scheme is open to all local youth clubs/groups that fulfil the eligibility criteria of the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme.
In this regard, attached please find Local Youth Club Equipment Grant Scheme 2019 application form.
Completed applications should be returned no later than 12pm Friday 28thJune 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 Gwenda Hurst Memorial Medal has been awarded to Donabate Community College past pupil Sadhbh Nevins, who sat her Leaving Certificate last June. Each year, the Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland selects the most meritorious paper in the Leaving Certificate Geography examination for the award. In total 23,326 students sat the Leaving Certificate Geography examination in 2018 and of these 636 students scored a H1 at higher level. Sadhbh managed to receive the highest result in the country.
Sadhbh and her teacher, Ms. Fiona Cuskelly, along with Sadhbh’s mother, Erika and sister, Avril, attended the award ceremony in Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday 13th March. Both Sadhbh and Ms Cuskelly were presented with medals to recognise this wonderful achievement.
During the award ceremony, Ms Cuskelly highlighted why Sadhbh was so deserving of the award. “I could see that Sadhbh had a passion for Geography after the first week of fifth year. Sadhbh’s commitment to her class work and study was admirable. She always strove for perfection. Every piece of work that she produced was completed with enthusiasm to a very high standard. I feel privileged to have taught Sadhbh. I’m going to take some credit in fostering her love of the subject and her choice to pursue it at third level. Sadhbh is an incredible role model for what you can achieve when you apply yourself. I know Sadhbh will continue to flourish while studying Geography and Sociology in Trinity College and I wish her all the success she deserves in her future endeavours”. President of the AGTI, Peter Lydon, commented that he believes Sadhbh is the first student to have won the award that has gone on to study Geography at third level.
Congratulations to Sadbh and Ms Cuskelly on their wonderful achievement from all at Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB.