Orla Sweeney, 5th year, Mulroy College, being presented with the IPad Mini she won for participating, with her classmates, in a cross border geography training workshop called “Spaceial North West”, which was organised by Donegal County Council under the guidance of Ms. Mary Mc Bride, a former Mulroy College pupil who is now working in the research and policy unit in the County Council. Orla won an ipad mini for logging into the system, navigating the site and sourcing different pieces of information. Loretta Mc Nicholas, Research and Policy Manager of the Community and Enterprise Section, Donegal Co. Co. presented Orla with her prize. Also included in the photo is Ms. Fiona Temple, principal, Mulroy College and Breda Mc Gettigan, Orla’s geography teacher.
Click on the link to read about the Schools Business Partnership that was published in the Irish Independent today Tuesday 13th May 2014.
During the Easter holidays a group of 30 transition year and fifth year students along with four members of staff from Mulroy College visited Alton Towers and attended the Stoke City V Newcastle United football match. The three day visit included pitchside tickets for the match and an opportunity to walk the pitch at half time and have a group photo taken with some of the players. A full day in Alton towers, tour of Old Trafford and shopping in Manchester. A wonderful time was had by all. Included in the picture are students and staff – Aisling Mc Ateer, Catherine Crawford, Dermot Meleady and Paul Mc Govern.
COUNTY DONEGAL, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 10, 2014—
Senior-cycle students from Mulroy College in Milford got a glimpse of the business world when Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited, a software and contact centre subsidiary of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) [NYSE:PRU], opened its doors to give them a guided tour . The initiative is part of The Schools’ Business Partnership’s “Skills @ Work Programme”, which is managed by Business in the Community Ireland. The site visit gave students the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in the information and communication technology, and financial services industries.
“We’re delighted to give these students the chance to explore potential career paths by learning more about what we do at Pramerica each day. Our employees have worked with these students as part of the Skills @ Work Programme and we’re committed to helping them recognise the value of completing the Leaving Certificate,” said Martin Davies, a lead specialist platform engineer at Pramerica.
In addition to the site visit, The Skills @ Work Programme provides resume workshops, mock interviews, company overviews, interview skill building techniques, workplace etiquette information and teambuilding instruction.
“The Skills @ Work Programme helps our students make the connection between education and future opportunity. The site visit, in particular, exposes them to career possibilities, opens their eyes to what various jobs entail and gives them educational goals,” said Catherine Crawford, a career guidance teacher at Mulroy College.
“The site visit is always one of the highlights for the students. It shows them important skills such as workplace etiquette and expected behaviour in a professional environment, which can be an adjustment for students who are transitioning to the work environment. We’re glad Pramerica is involved in the programme, and we look forward to further strengthening the ties between Pramerica and Mulroy College over the coming year.” said Elaine McFadden, regional coordinator, Donegal, Business in the Community Ireland.
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), founded in 2000, is a unique movement of companies committed to Corporate Responsibility practices. Our purpose is to inspire, challenge and support business in continually improving its positive impact on society in the community, environment, marketplace and workplace. Established in 2001, Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) is a flagship programme managed by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI). It is conducted in association with Marks & Spencer and supported by Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. and Bord Gáis.
Pramerica Systems Ireland provides essential computer-technology and client-contact services to PFI businesses around the world. Its Information Technology Group develops software and other systems solutions for PFI business groups and its Operations Group functions as a back-office contact centre for PFI business group. The Essential Guide to Corporate Ireland has named Pramerica Systems Ireland the largest software operation in Ireland outside Dublin and Cork and one of the largest in Ireland. The Great Place to Work Institute Ireland has named Pramerica one of the best companies to work for in Ireland. For more information, visit www.pramerica.ie.
Mulroy College students (left to right): Shane Flood, Aine Green, Caolan Mc Laughlin, Shane Kerr and Connor Dougan, participate in a table quiz at Pramerica Systems Ireland. (Photo: Business Wire)
Mulroy College were given a surprise visit yesterday from Paddy Molloy, a contestant from ‘The Voice of Ireland’. He performed many songs including ‘Get Lucky’, ‘Blurred Lines’, ‘Superstition’ and ‘Best Song Ever’. Paddy also performed ‘Wagon Wheel’ which was dedicated to Mr.Docherty a teacher in Mulroy College who influenced a very young Paddy when he taught him in Glenties a few years ago. He included the students by letting them sing along and dance which made it more enjoyable. There was a great atmosphere and everyone, including the teachers, had a great time.
Looks like Paddy has Mulroy’s vote!
Show racism the red card project was created by Transition year students in Mulroy College under the leadership of Ms Maria Ryan. Having worked on class activities they then watched the Show Racism the Red card DVD which informed students as to how others saw racism, ways in which it occurs, and what people can do about it.
Students became aware that many of us discriminate against others without even realising it. As a result the students were more conscious of comments they were making and comments being made by other people outside of the classroom. Through discussion we realised that there are many nationalities within our school but they are all treated as one.