The highlight of this week at Deele College was without doubt ‘The Carnival Parade’, which took place on Friday afternoon at ‘The Diamond’ in Raphoe. Staff and students from the school were all dressed in sixties’ clothes and they paraded through Raphoe, before entertaining locals with some fabulous music, poetry and acting. This was all part of the launch of the 50th anniversary of the school. Well done to all who took part and helped to organise the day.
The 5th year students from the school went to Sligo IT on Thursday to an open day in the college. This trip gave students an opportunity to research the courses on offer at the college and will help in their decision making next year, when they will apply to colleges around the country.
The school had a very special visitor on Wednesday afternoon, when Paralympian Gold medallist, Michael McKillop came to speak to staff and students as part of the Sky Sports’ ‘Living For Sport’ programme. Michael, who is affected by Cerebral Palsy spoke to students about the obstacles that he has overcome in life and that everyone, no matter who they are must overcome obstacles in their life. As a mentor for this programme, Michael will work with twenty students from the school and show them the keys to success, whether in sport or in life. This is a great opportunity for the students and indeed the school.
The TY students continued their work experience this week, where they work in various locations in the county and for some, outside the county. The feedback from the students has been very positive and they are enjoying their work.
The school hosted an information seminar for parents of Leaving Cert students on Tuesday night in the school. This evening was designed to inform parents of the CAO and UCAS application forms and allows parents to guide their children in terms of their choice of course.
Swimming for the first year students continued this week in Strabane. Students are progressing very well and it is hoped that all of the students will be able to swim by the end of the course.
The senior GAA team drew with Moville Community College last Friday, to stay in the hunt for silverware. A Simon McGlynn point in the dying moments ensured a share of the spoils for the Deele men. They will play Crana College in the next game and will be hoping to continue their good form.