Wednesday, 30 November 2016

College Awareness Week 2016 in the MLETB Training Centre

We had a very informative and interesting visit to the MSLETB Training Centre in Sligo last Wednesday.  We had a tour of the centre and had demos and talks on the different apprenticeships, traineeships and courses available.  Thanks to Henry and staff for facilitating the tour and for the lovely refreshments afterwards!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Lad's Active - Piloxing

Yesterday the Lad's Active group went to the Sports Complex to take part in Piloxing which is the blends of power and speed of boxing with dance moves and flexibility of pilates. Thanks to Charlene Carty who was the coach.

Girls Active - Week Four - Gymnastics

Yesterday the girls active group went to the Sports Complex to do gymnastics. We tried out lifting, team work and handstands. Thanks to Kate Frahill for a fun session!




Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Anti-Littering Mural Final Piece



What is our mural about?
Our mural is made up of two images.
A large bin and a bird.
The bin is to represent the message of
keeping our centre clean and binning
our litter.
The bird painting is filled with images from
Doorly Park and it symbolizes our green environment.
Within the image of the bird we can see
trees, clean water, blues skies, animals, birds and insects.

Anti-Littering Mural Wall Piece Progress


 Catherine and the trainees working on the mural wall piece yesterday.

Litter Pick

Yesterday the trainees did a clean up walk around the centre and the local area.  We focused around the CTC which is situated between Doorly Park and the Sports Complex.  Thanks to all the trainees and staff who helped out!





Monday, 21 November 2016

Girls Active - Week Three - Piloxing

Last Wednesday the girls active group went to the Sports Complex to take part in Piloxing which is the blends of power and speed of boxing with dance moves and flexibility of pilates. Thanks to Charlene Carty who was the coach and well done to all the girls that took part in this enjoyable session!

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Nature Walk

Photos taken by Eryka at Doorly Park 

Gardening at CTC


ETB College Awareness Week 2016


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Anti-Littering Mural Wall Piece Progress







Pictured above: Catherine and the trainees working on the mural wall piece in the very cold weather conditions today!  Well done guys, brilliant progress.  We will have more pictures next week and a full explanation of the finished pieces.


Anti-Litter Poster

This Anti-Litter Poster was designed by Katie

Anti-Littering Mural Wall Piece



Pictured above trainees painting a creative art mural wall piece in the back yard of Sligo CTC


Sligo CTC Anti-Litter and Graffitti Awareness Project

Anti-Litter and Graffiti Awareness Project

During November Sligo CTC are involved in an anti-litter and graffiti awareness project.
The project has a number of elements.
1. A creative art mural wall piece that draws our student’s attention and awareness to littering. Visual Artist Catherine Fanning is working with the students to develop the imagery, design layout and will assist with the painting of our anti-litter mural. The site for the mural is situated at the rear of the CTC building.
2. A clean up walk around our community centre and local area. The walk area will be focused around the CTC which is situated between Doorly Park and the Sports Complex.
3. Over the duration of the project students will document all aspects of the work. This documentation will form part of our anti-litter awareness blog. Our blog will also display daily anti-litter and graffiti awareness posters designed by the computer students.
4. An anti-litter and graffiti awareness stand in our centre.

Aim of our project

The aim of our project is to build awareness around the issue of littering and graffiti. The age profile of students attending the Sligo CTC makes students highly susceptible to the issue of littering and graffiti.

The project aims to educate and build awareness with the assistance of a creative interactive approach. It is during the designing and creation of the mural that the subject and focus on positive anti-litter/graffiti dialogue can take place. Once the mural is completed it will be a permanent and constant anti-litter/graffiti message.  Littering is a habit; it has been learnt and can be with positive reinforcement unlearnt. To get across the anti-graffiti message the project will focus students creative flare in a more positive and socially acceptable creative outlet, students will learn to appreciate and value the pursuit of artwork that enhances their surrounding rather than that such as tagging which defaces wall and buildings.

Our project received funding from Sligo County Council and the ALAG Scheme 2016.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Stand Up Awareness Week

This week is national Stand Up Awareness Week against LGBT Bullying.  After out very successful Stand Up week last year, Sligo CTC are once again holding their annual Stand Up Awareness week in the coming weeks.  For more info on LGBT Bullying go to: www.belongto.org


Christmas Shoe Box Appeal


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Dublin Marathon 2016

Congratulations and well done to Fiach from the sports group on successfully completing the Dublin SSE Airtricity Marathon 2016. What an incredible achievement.  The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 Kilometres (26.219 miles).  Keep up the good work Fiach!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Photography Walk

Photos taken by Eryka at Doorly Park 



Girls Active - Week Two

Last Wednesday the girls active group went to the Sports Complex to do gymnastics. We enjoyed it and it was a great activity. Well done to all who took part and thanks to Kate Frahill for her encouragement.  A big welcome to the new girls who joined the girls active group!



Gymnastics 

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