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Limerick & Antrim Students are Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Emily Duffy, a 6th year student at Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. spirit community
Limerick and Lucia Quinnly Mee, a 6th year student at Cross & Passion College, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim who were named the All - Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year at the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards Ceremony on 23rd March.
Each receives €1,000, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their school and a trip to the USA in May.
The Awards are jointly sponsored by Pramerica, NAPD and GTCNI.
For details see


Programme for Aspiring Leaders

The Department of Education & Skills and the Centre for School Leadership have announced a new Post-Graduate Diploma in School Leadership (PDSL) for aspiring school leaders which will be jointly awarded by UL, NUIG, UCD with additional academic support by WIT.
Applications are also invited for posts as Tutors on the new course.
For details click below 

Student Enterprise Programme

The Student Enterprise Programme for second level schools is the biggest enterprise  competition for students in student enterpriseIreland.   It helps students to grasp real life skills associated with running a real enterprise, working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organising a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers, judges and the media.   Teacher Resource packs are available free.
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