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Fighting words

image (1)Mr Dowling’s 2O English class attended a creative writing workshop on Monday the 7th March. It was facilitated by Fighting Words who were founded by celebrated Irish writer Roddy Doyle. 

The experience was a very enjoyable one as a group dialogue exercise was followed by individual story writing. Under the watchful eye of very helpful mentors each student was able to use the dialogue exercise to create their own stories. 


At the end of the session each student had the opportunity to read their stories aloud to the rest of the group. This experience will strongly help 2O’s creative writing in the future.


3E visit Store Street Garda Station

IMG_1346Third year students, as part of their CSPE course, organised a visit to Store Street Garda Station with their Tutor Ms Rainey and their Year Head Mr Reilly.  They were shown all around the station by Chief Superintendent Patrick Leahy.  They saw the interview rooms, medical centre and the cells and talked to a number of Gardaí about their work.  Students found the trip really interesting.  Now they just have to write up their reports!


Adult Students visit National Museum Collins Barracks

collinsbarracksThe students in the Return to Learning Class visited the National Museum in Collins Barracks on Friday 4th March for a hands-on History Workshop.  They got an introduction to the museum and then a workshop where they got to handle artefacts from the Museum’s stock.  The student had to work out what each object was and to decide how it should be displayed.  Following the workshop they were free to go around the museum to research items for their forthcoming history project.  Some of the students had time to visit the -just open- 1916 exhibition in the adjoining building.  The trip took place under the Guidance of Ms Janet Allen the History tutor.


Success for Collinstown in the South Dublin Enterprise Awards

IMG_6670Two teams from CPCC won prizes at this year’s Awards. The Finals were held in IT Tallaght.

Twenty students from First Year entered projects in the Awards under the guidance of Ms McNamee and Ms Jones.  Students had to display their enterprise projects, explain them to a panel of judges and passing students from the IT.  

Our prize-winners won the Best Display and Best Multi-Media awards respectively.


Further Education Open Day, 4th February

furtheredCollinstown Park Community College offers a range of full time and part time courses in Education and Health, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Business Administration and Information Technology and Continuing Education.

We welcome applications from School Leavers and Mature learners. For more information see our Course Prospectus or come and talk to us at our Open Day on Thursday, 4th of February, 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.