Amazing achievements at Crumlin Youthreach
CDETB Crumlin Youthreach celebrated the success of the ‘Class of 2016’ on 7th July. At their graduation twelve full Level 4 QQI awards were presented. A further number of component awards at levels 4 and 5 were also presented to students who had come to the end of Year 1 of the two year programme. All graduating students have secured places in PLC courses in September having completed the QQI Award in General Learning. They are going in a variety of directions such as: Pre-University Science, Sports Management, Pre-Paramedics, Business, Creative Writing, and Graphic Design. Well done everyone!
Student Nadine McGuinness who achieved a Distinction overall- was presented her award by Stephen McCarthy (Education Officer CDETB). Also pictured is Angelique Kelly who is Coordinator of Crumlin Youthreach. Nadine is moving on to a Pre-Paramedics course at CDETB Inchicore College.
Student Lee Mulraney who achieved a Distinction overall was also presented his award by Stephen McCarthy. Lee is moving on to a course in Graphic Design at CDETB Crumlin College.
Student Conor Quinn who achieved a Distinction overall- and who was also given an award for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ – presented the award by Dr. Jack Bloomfield. Dr. Bloomfield has acted as a science mentor for Conor who had a very successful work experience placement in 2015 in his private company CAL (Chemical Analysis Laboratories). Conor is progressing to the Pre-University Science course at CDETB Killester College.
For the first time ever the students decided to make their own award for ‘Teacher of the Year’. It was a big secret until Nadine McGuinness made the announcement. They had voted for Catering and Mathematics teacher Dave Mulvaney to win the prestigious award and they presented him with a minion mug with his name printed on it. Dave was particularly happy of course and he said it was a real honour. The rest of the staff were equally delighted that the students wanted to show their gratitude in this way.
The generosity of class of 2016 didn’t end there. They presented Angelique with a magnum of champagne to be shared among the rest of the staff by way of thanks to everyone for their efforts throughout the year.
Finally- Shamella Cross who also graduated from Crumlin Youthreach with a Merit in her General Learning Award and who is proceeding to Inchicore College to pursue a Business course.
On the day a beautiful graduation cake was presented to the students by Mrs Lynda Cardiff who is mother of our 1st year student Conor Cardiff. It was a delicious biscuit cake and all staff agree that we hope (and pray) that she bakes another one next year when Conor will graduate the programme. (no pressure Mrs Cardiff).