ST. THOMAS’ C.C.
CONSTRUCTION STUDIES AWARD
It was with great pleasure that we received the news that Laurynas Zubrickas attained first place in the country in his Construction Studies exam in Leaving Certificate 2008. In his project, Laurynas restored a brass porthole from the ship M.V. Leinster, The ship was sunk off the coast of Dun Laoghaire on October 10, 1918 by a German submarine, resulting in the loss of over 500 lives. The porthole was recovered from the seabed some seventy years later by a friend of Laurynas.
The first step in the restoration was to clean the porthole and to remove the inner ring. This proved to be a long and difficult task. Laurynas, with his teacher Mr. O Connor, made a stained glass window to fit the porthole. The window was based on an etching of the M.V. Leinster and was surrounded by the colours of the companys’ emblem, blue and white and was set onto a mahogany rim.
Laurynas will be presented with a certificate in recognition of his achievement at the Technology Teachers AGM in the Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway on Saturday, March 28 2009. Congratulations to Laurynas on a project well done and to his teacher Mr. O’Connor for his assistance.
A reminder that St. Thomas’ Community College is welcoming applications for the school year commencing September 2009.
Third Year and Sixth Year students commenced their mock examinations last week. The mock exams give students an insight into the state exams which they will sit in June.
Leaving Certificate Applied students had a busy week last week. LCA2 students faced three interviews – Practical Achievement, Craft and Design and Contemporary Issues. All interviews went well. Well done to all students.