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Awards Ceremony recognises student achievement under the Access Schools Programme

Awards Ceremony recognises student achievement under the Access Schools Programme

The Access Schools Programme, St Angela’s College, Sligo, recently hosted a Special Awards Ceremony. The ceremony awarded third-year students from secondary schools throughout the region for their outstanding achievements in the following areas: Mathematics, Gaeilge, Science, English and Home Economics.
Third-year students from twelve regional secondary schools were nominated by their teachers and principals to receive awards because of their hard work and dedication. In total, 65 students were nominated from Coola Post Primary, Corran College, Summerhill College, Mercy College, Ursuline College, Coláiste Iascaigh, , St. Clare’s Comprehensive, St. Attracta’s Community School, Grange Post Primary, Jesus and Mary Secondary School, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s College,  and Ballinode Community College.

Dr Anne Taheny, President of St Angela’s College, Sligo recognised the hard work of individual students while commending the great partnership between the schools and the College: ‘The Access Schools Programme at St Angela’s College, Sligo organises a variety of initiatives to support students academically as they strive towards third-level studies,’ She continued, ‘The programme is a success due to the enthusiasm and effort of young people and their teachers to participate fully in what the Access Schools Programme has to offer.’ Dr Taheny addressed an audience of proud parents, families, teachers and principals along with the College community who attended the event.

Access Programme Co-ordinator, Carol Carty said of the event; ‘The Special Awards are an important and memorable event for the recipients and their families. This programme supports students and aims to create a positive experience of third-level education while boosting their self-esteem and confidence.The message they receive by collecting their award from St. Angela’s College is that their academic achievements and hard work are recognised and commended.’ She also noted that as a college of NUI Galway, St Angela’s is committed to continually supporting students by working so closely with our link schools in primary and secondary schools in the region.

St. Angela’s College coordinates this event annually to recognise the hard work and achievements of individual students and participating schools in the Access Schools Programme. Currently, the Access Schools Programme is undertaking a small-scale internal review of the impact and evaluation on the Access Schools Programme and to participate in this process or to obtain more information please contact Carol Carty, Access Programme Coordinator at 071 91 95575.

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