Last Tuesday our Transition Year students attended a motivational seminar at the LIT campus in Thurles.
Entitled ‘Xceptionalise-success secrets for students’, the seminar was organised in conjunction with the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board and was delivered by Mr. Kevin Kelly. Mr. Kelly is a leading authority on entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. He spoke to the students about his own business experiences and gave them some very insightful and practical tips for interviews. He also highlighted the characteristics which employers are looking for in potential employees. The students found the seminar both enlightening, thought provoking and practical.
Last week our transition year students began a three week course on First Aid. The course is provided by volunteers from the Order of Malta who very generously give of their time to instruct the pupils. Students who successfully complete the course will be rewarded with basic level First Aid certificates. The training programme comprises both theoretical and practical sessions and is structured to give participants the skills and confidence to apply the theory in practical situations. Among other things, the students are learning how to place somebody in the recovery position, how to wrap bandages, how to make a sling and how to deliver C.P.R. . The school would like to thank the Order of Malta for providing this very useful training.
Well done to our under-16 ½ footballers on their victory on Wednesday last over Hospital in the semi-final of the Munster competition. The first half was extremely competitive but a goal from Jack Cleary helped Thurles to a two point lead at the interval. A strong team performance in what was a tough physical contest helped the team to consolidate their lead in the second half, eventually running out winners on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-3. Their opponents in the final are as yet unknown.