On Tuesday, May 16th the senior one Link Modules class along with their teachers, Ms. O'Connor and Ms. McDonald travelled to Dublin to visit the Chocolate Warehouse. The purpose of the visit was to develop a greater understanding of enterprise and complete portfolio items as part of the Link Modules program. Justine Duffy and Cara McAvinney organised the trip on behalf of the class. The students were given a presentation about the Caffrey Family, founders of the famous chocolate brand and learned about all aspects of business from health and safety to the impact of Brexit on small to medium sized businesses in Ireland. They learned about the importance of supporting Irish indigenous firms. The students then watched a short film on the making of chocolate from cocoa beans. The students were then given the opportunity to decorate (enrobe) and package their own chocolate sweets and bars following a short demonstration. This was followed by a flavouring test and table quiz. Each student received a certificate.
The LCA horticulture class have been working hard growing vegetables such as potatoes, garlic, beetroot, broccoli, and cabbage. They even took advantage of the seaweed to fertilise the crops. Well done boys on a great years work.
On Tuesday, April 25th, two senior one students, Ava O'Shaughnessy and Shauna Murphy organized a visit into the Link Modules classroom from an engineer, Declan Gavigan, from Open Hydro. The class found the presentation extremely interesting and learned about the local enterprise and its work around tidal energy.