Kilkenny College was recently presented with teaching resources for Leaving Cert. Construction Studies, which were sponsored by Dan Morrissey & Co., Carlow. They have sponsored many schools and colleges in the South East region to help improve Construction within the education system.
The teaching resources are produced by Mr. Patrick Larkin of the House Builder Guide, himself a retired teacher who saw the need for more visual learning aids in the subject. The resources consist of the ‘Building Blocks’ Teaching and Training DVD series and are suitable not only for Leaving Cert. Students but also students studying Architecture, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Construction Apprenticeship Trades.
Our photograph shows Mr. Patrick Larkin, House Builder Guide presenting Leaving Cert students with the resources. Also included is Mr. Sam O’Rourke, Business Development Manager with Dan Morrissey & Co. Carlow. Mr. Simon Thompson, Principal, Kilkenny College and Mr. Stephen Boyle Construction Studies Teacher, Kilkenny College.
Congratulations to Clifford Neale (Class of 2017) who received a Certificate of Distinction from the Engineering Technology Teachers Association (ETTA) at the National Finals held in Letterkenny on Saturday 18th November. A huge achievement to make the finals out of 5000 students that took the subject last year. Clifford qualified for the National finals by winning the Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford area finals of the ETTA. The Leaving Certificate project this year was based around the Sirosky Search and Rescue Helicopter. As part of the awards ceremony the coast guard arrived with the helicopter, which was great for all the award winners. Photographs shows Clifford with his certificate, Keith Kenna National Chairman ETTA and his teacher Mr Rossiter.