Dear Learners,

Due to unprecedented weather our centre will be CLOSED tomorrow – Monday 16th October 2017.

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Catering Group – 4 Week 10,000 Step Challenge

From storage to prep, cooking to clean, the Catering Group took steps to be lean.

10,000 steps started out as a dream, but stepping together became daily routine and steps were achieved as part of a team.

Over the 4 week challenge with a combined effort of big steps, little steps, fast steps and slow steps the Catering Class walked from Dublin to Brighton (684,864 Steps = 521 km) 





Doing us proud and winning the challenge Aaron walked from Dublin to Cavan. Ciara a very close second took on Limerick to Waterford and Eric in third place walked from Galway to Longford. Well done also to Chloe, Kellie, Lauren and Tristan that also participated and were dedicated to this challenge.




We would like to thank Fingal County Council for sponsoring the pedometers to take on the 10,000 step challenge to become more active at work and DDLETB for sponsoring the prizes. Finally a massive well done to Niamh Morgan Catering Instructor for seeking sponsorship and implementing this positive initiative among the catering group.

In the picture Catering Class with the Mayor of Fingal -Cllr Mary McCamley & Area Manager Baldoyle Training Centre -Ken Seery


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Walking towards Active@Work Award Gold

So we have decided to apply for the Active@Work GOLD award certified by Irish Heart Foundation that aims to increase physical activity in the workplace. There is a lot to do in regards to organising different activities; however we are in good hands as our sports instructor Simon leads this project. We have started off with short walks around Coolmine to get ready for a walk along a Sli Na Slainte route.

Check out our happy bunch ready to go for a second walk yesterday

Walk 1

Walk 2

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X-Hale 2017 Winners!

Congratulations to the Digital Media class who won ‘Best Blogging Group’ at this year’s Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Awards. This is the second year in a row they collect the prize and third year in a row to win at the competition. The awards ceremony took place in the Odeon Point Village cinema, and for their efforts they won a €150 Maplins voucher, no doubt soon to spent on even more equipment for the classroom!

Here’s their amazing film again:

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Trip to Kilmainham Jail





Last week we took a group of learners to Kilmainham Jail. We got a private tour that was full of interesting facts and got to see the cells of Irish revolutionaries such as James Connolly and Patrick Pearse.








Particularly spooky was the stonebreakers yard, where the leaders of the 1916 Rising were executed. Great to see all the learners so interested and full of questions for our tour guide!





Big thanks to Kim from Foroige for bussing us down there too!

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