The City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) Sports and Cultural Council (SCC) has been a unique body in the Irish Vocational Educational system. Founded almost 90 years ago, in 1935, the City of Dublin Education and Training Board’s Sports and Cultural Council promotes and co-ordinates inter-school sporting and cultural events for the 12,000 students in the CDETB’s 22 schools and colleges, the organisations Prison Education Service, and other services across the city. Membership of the council is open to all students, including adults, enrolled in whole time day courses. Students are provided with an extensive programme of activities that range from Boxing to Public Speaking, with various competitions, festivals and exhibitions organised by 27 sub-committees.
The aims of the SCC are to educate, organise, promote and encourage our students to develop their abilities through participating in a wide range of sporting and cultural events. In its own unique way, the SCC meets the needs of the CDETB students, young/old, male/female, Irish/non Irish, by encouraging participation for all. It is a model that works well having adapted and changed throughout its long history, to meet the ever changing and diverse needs of our students.
CEO Jacinta Stewart, who is president of the SCC says, ‘We are particularly proud of SCC. It has always captured the spirit of what City of Dublin Education and Training Board is about. CDETB sees extra- curricular activities as important vehicles of inclusion. The organisation has always made sport, music and the arts an integral part of what we do’.
Visit a new improved SCC website at www.sccdublin.ie