On Friday 1st March, 2013 a great opportunity arose for the L.C.V.P. students at KCC. Mr. Paul Daly, Ms. Eileen Fitzgerald, Aine (M&S staff member) and Ms. K. McCarthy held mock job interviews for the students. The students got a real life role play interview with positive feedback that will aid them when interviewing for a job outside of school.
Picture includes: Back Row: L-R: Jamie Lynch, Lorcan Howe, Adrain Cronin, Daniel O'Sullivan, Syvlie Bartlett, Matthew Lane, Roman Puotkalis. Middle Row: L-R: Eileen Fitzgerald, Dylan Dreher, Adam O'Brien, Chris O'Connell, John Murhill, Louise O'Sullivan, Hannah O'Connell. Front Row: L-R:Paul Daly, Aine(M&S staff member), Conor Courtney, Suzanna Zachowska, Finbarr Corkery, Christine Leon.
Last Tuesday, January 29th, 11 fourth year students attended an Irish Writing Masterclass organised by KES. Students had an opportunity to work with well renowned authors and poets to improve their writing skills. The students began their day with a workshop from Séamus Barra Ó Suilleabháin. He told them how to brainstorm ideas and how to construct a poem and by the end of the first hour all students had composed excellent Irish poems.
After the break, Killarney Community College students met with well known author, poet and translator Gabriel Fitzmaurice. This was a lively meeting with students writing several riddles in Irish before breaking up for lunch. In the afternoon Dairena Ní Chinnéide from Dingle coached the students in the art of writing poetry. The 10 young men and Joanne had great fun picking items from a bag of props and trying to compose a poem based on the prop.
The KES will shortly be publishing samples of the students work on their website, and if funding allows a book of their work will be released.