‘Viva Ciaran!’ say Gaelcholáiste students
STUDENTS of the all-Irish Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí in Tralee could have been forgiven for breaking spontaneously into French last week as one of their number won a trip to the Gallic land for his class.
It was a case of ‘Viva Ciarán!’ at the Gaelcholáiste as students learned that Transition Year Ciarán Ó Donnchú had won a top national competition celebrating the European Day of Languages; emerging in the ‘premier’ spot for an article about a recent rugby match in France as well as an essay about unemployment in the Republic.
They rejoiced as the win represented a prize of not only €2,150 – but a trip to France for a group from the Gaelcholáiste, including Ciarán obviously.
“The competition organised nationally by Léargas in collaboration with Euroguidance Ireland was entitled ‘My dream job’ and required students to submit a covering letter and Europass CV in their chosen European language,” TY co-ordinator Michelle D’Altúin said.
“Ciarán has a keen interest in journalism and he penned a sports article on a recent rugby match in France. His entry also included an opinion piece on the issue of unemployment in France.” The trip will now allow the students explore the career path there of the dream job that was Ciarán’s choice.
“The competition was an excellent learning experience which involved cross curricular aspects of Transition Year which is central to the programme in our school. Ciarán used his career skills under the guidance of Eibhlín Ní Mhuircheartaigh Careers and Guidance Counsellor.”
Merci beaucoup Ciaran! Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí TY student Ciaran Ó Donnchú (centre) nabbed a trip to France for his whole class after winning a recent national competition for essay-writing in French. He is pictured here with Dean Ó Lionachin, Leah Ní Shanacháin, Teacher Honor Nic Gloin, Dannielle Ní Néill and Anna Ní Scannláin.