Minister Alan Kelly visits Colaiste Dún Iascaigh

March 18, 2015

Minister Alan Kelly visited Coláiste Dun Iascaigh last week to speak to the Business classes in the school.  The Minister spoke about how important it is to innovate and the importance of Entrepreneurship for a strong economy. He also explained to the students about the necessity for taxation as well as speaking about his on role in government.  The Minister praised the Coláiste students for their many enterprises which they set up for the school’s annual Market Day.  He said that the school showed a great readiness to embrace a culture of “getting things done”.    He also said that the Coláiste students had a great reputation for always representing their college and their community with very high standards.  He also thanked Business Studies teacher Martina Harrahill and her colleagues for inviting him to speak to the students and said that he could already spot many business leaders of the future amongst his audience.

Minister Alan Kelly with Business students from Colaiste Dun Iascaigh (2) Minister Alan Kelly with Business students from Colaiste Dun Iascaigh

Colaiste Dun Iascaigh have begun their pursuit of their fourth Green Flag. Having already secured awards for Energy, Water Conservation and Litter, they are now looking for one for transport. Last week, this campaign was launched by Minister Alan Kelly in the school. On Wednesday the school had a COW/POW day. Students were encouraged to Cycle on Wednesday or Walk on Wednesday. Students decided to park and stride the last piece of their journey to school and despite the weather, the vast majority of students and staff did.

As a special event in the canteen, students queued to take part in a relayed 100km cycle. One at a time, students took to the saddle and cycled one kilometre each. The students outdid themselves again by beating their target by 18 kilometres. It was a great day and enjoyed by all.

Eoin ODonoghue crossing the line for 100 km

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