Six high achieving bursary winners visit head Office

May 28, 2015

On Thursday 21st May six students were presented with bursary awards by the CEO Jacinta Stewart and Cllr Paddy Bourke Chairperson of CDETB.


Seán Lawlor and David Lyons are students at Cabra Community College.  The Bursary allows them and other students from Cabra to attend a course at the Gaiety School of Acting this Summer.

Lynn O’Reilly is an animation student in BCFE.  The Bursary award allows her to travel to the prestigious Annecy Festival.


Sean Lawlor is an athlete from Kylemore College.  He is the Schools and National (Under 18) Champion at 100m and 200m.  The bursary will allow him to compete at elite events in Ireland and abroad. Alan Murphy and Cian McNally are two high achieving Canoeists from Coláiste Dhúlaigh FE.  The Bursary will allow them to compete at international Whitewater Kayaking events.


Here is what Seán and David from Cabra Community College had to say about their experience.


In February our school Cabra Community College joined forces with Colaiste Eoin to take part in a three-day workshop with the world-renowned ‘Young Americans’.  The Young Americans was a great learning experience.  It’s great fun and nearly everyone in the school got involved.  Getting involved helped build our confidence, we performed the most amazing show to all our friends and family, there were also special guests from the CDETB there too.  Standing in front of them with the bright lights shining down on us was both terrifying and exciting all at the same time.  When the show was over and we were back in class the Principal asked some of us if we would like to be nominated for the SCC Bursary Award, to continue with our love of performance art.  We all said yes, of course!

Ms. Jones said we would have to be nominated by some of our teachers.  When she asked them, they agreed we should apply as a group.  We were delighted when she told us that we had been successful in our application.  This summer seven of us will take part in a week long course in the Gaiety School of Acting, we are hoping to do the Make a Movie Course.  We are really looking forward to this course and our parents are all very proud of us.

On behalf of the Cabra Community Bursary Group I would to thank the SCC, the CDETB, our school Principal Ms. Jones and the School Senior Management team for the nomination.
The bursary group are pictured with Neil Flaherty Chair of the SCC CEO Jacinta Stewart and Cllr Paddy Bourke Chairperson of CDETB.

The six students were a representative group from across the organisation’s Sports and Cultural Council (SCC) calendar of events. Founded in 1935  CDETB’s Sports and Cultural Council promotes and co-ordinates inter-school sporting and cultural events for CDETB’s  schools and colleges and centres across the city.

The SCC student bursary award scheme is there to assist CDETB students to achieve their potential in their particular Sporting or Cultural endeavours. Approximately 20 students benefit from the Bursary each year.

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