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Safetalk

A Safetalk half day course will be held on Wednesday 20th March 2019. Time: 10am to 1pm.  Safetalk is a suicide prevention training programme that is available through the HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Offices and its partner agencies.  Venue: St Johnston and Carrigans FRC. Learn four basic steps to recognise when people have thoughts of suicide, and to connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide: front line workers, community workers, Gardaí, clergy, volunteers, teachers and people responding to family and friends. Booking essential as places are limited.  To reserve a place contact the Centre on 074 91 48932 or PM Name and contact number.


Ard Baithin

Some members of Ard Baithin residents group completed a gardening course last year, which they have since put to very good use. Last year, they were kept busy planting flowers and maintaining the green area around the estate. So far this year, they have been busy preparing the estate for the planting of flowers. We have entered the Tidy Estate Competition organised by Donegal County Council and have applied for funding through our local councillors.  Many thanks to Councillor Frank McBrearty for his kind donation. Raphoe Garden Centre kindly donated some daffodil bulbs to us, which we now intend to plant around the Estate. We would also like to thank the DEASP Environmental workers for all of their help in keeping the Estate looking so well. We rely on the generosity of our residents and local fundraising endeavours to help sustain this community project. If anyone should wish to make a donation, please leave it in an envelope at the Family Resource Centre.


Walk and Talk

The next Saturday walk will be to the Old Railway Line from Creeslough to Falcarragh on Saturday 30th March 2019. We will meet at the Centre at 9am. To book a place contact Sarah or PM or phone the Centre 074 91 48932. Cost 10 euro per participant for the bus, please wear suitable footwear, bring waterproofs, snack and a drink.


Carrigans NS

The pupils in Múinteoir Aoife's class participated in a Bricks 4 Kids workshop in Scoil an Linbh Íosa on Friday 8 March as part of National Engineers Week. National Engineers Week provides a unique opportunity for primary school students to learn about different types of engineering and also engineering careers available in the North West. Through Bricks 4 Kidz our school can help build the engineers of tomorrow.  

LEGO based education programmes have proven to be a very effective method of introducing engineering concepts to school age children and a Bricks 4 Kidz engineering workshop provides children of all ages with a fun and educational way to develop their understanding of engineering principles.  

Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary model builds, which have all been designed by engineers, are accompanied by lesson plans which explain the concept of engineering to the children.  These age appropriate workshops will enable our pupils to estimate, observe, predict, measure and record their findings during the model construction, with a wide range of different builds including bridges, wind turbines, cars, satellites, chameleons and many more.   Thursday 7 March was World Book Day. To celebrate the event, the pupils of Scoil an Linbh Íosa were encouraged to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. At School Assembly on the Friday morning, the pupils were given the opportunity to introduce themselves to their school peers as their character and say a few words about their character.


Monreagh NS

We celebrated World Book Day today in Monreagh N.S. The boys and girls started the day with a book sale in the morning, raising over €70 for a local charity. This was followed by all pupils helping Marcia and Louise make some gingerbread in the kitchen. Some of the senior class students then read stories to the younger classes. Presentations from Ethan, Jodie, and Tommy on their favourite books and a World Book Day quiz rounded off the day.