Co-ed bak­ing fun in joint ini­tia­tive from Green & Pres

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

ROLES were re­versed for stu­dents at CBS The Green and at Pre­sen­ta­tion Sec­ondary School last week as the boys got to grips with the ba­sics of Home Eco­nom­ics while the girls learnt all about Con­struc­tion Stud­ies.

The boys swapped the saws, chis­els and sand­pa­per for rolling pins, aprons and flour cov­ered faces as they tried their hand at mak­ing their own piz­zas - all with a lit­tle help­ing hand from some of their Pre­sen­ta­tion coun­ter­parts of course.

The ladies mean­while were kept quite busy de­sign­ing and mak­ing starts on their con­struc­tion projects.

The in­no­va­tive cross-over is the re­sult of hard work be­hind the scenes by Anne O’Cal­laghan, Mark Ryall and Robert Fla­herty from CBS The Green and Chrissie Kelly, Ann O’Ma­hony, San­dra Moore from Pre­sen­ta­tion.

The aim of the project be­tween the neigh­bour­ing schools was to ex­plore the pos­si­bil­ity of broad­en­ing the choice of sub­jects on of­fer for the stu­dents.

“The stu­dents in both schools are clearly de­lighted with the new ini­tia­tive and are very pos­i­tive at be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to en­gage in sub­jects that oth­er­wise would not be avail­able to them,” CBS The Green Deputy Prin­ci­pal Robert Fla­herty said.

“It is clear from the re­ports from both teach­ers and stu­dents that this col­lab­o­ra­tive project is work­ing to the ben­e­fit of the stu­dents from both schools,” he con­tin­ued.

With such suc­cess be­ing re­ported from both sides, it’s no sur­prise at all to hear that the ini­tia­tive is set to be ex­panded for the ben­e­fit of more stu­dents in the com­ing years.

The Green’s Oisín O’Con­nor and Pre­sen­ta­tion’s Sinead For­rest rolling in floury fun as they bake up a treat for home ecomon­ics class.

Emily O’Donoghue and Bláithín McKenna get to grips with the art of car­pen­try in wood­work class.

Emma Flanagan draw­ing up wood­work plans at CBS The Green on Thurs­day.

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