Students in 3E invited Dundalk Dog Rescue (DDR) to the school to find out information on the workings of the voluntary group, which operates in the Dundalk area, as part of their CSPE Action Project.
DDR delivered a PowerPoint presentation to the class on its activities. DDR re-home all dogs that have either been abandoned, strayed or surrendered to the dog pound, unless the dog is deemed dangerous. The dog pound will put dogs to sleep after 5 days if they cannot be re-homed. DDR aims to minimise the amount of dogs that are put to sleep.
DDR can have up to 80 dogs in its care in any one week. It receives minimal government funding and as a result have to engage in many fundraising initiatives.
The students presented DDR with a hamper full of canine treats and homemade dog muffins. The class have committed themselves to engage in some fundraising for DDR in the future as part of their CSPE Action Project!
Recent graduate from St Mary’s College, student Bill Wells Kamtchou, has won a prestigious All Ireland Scholarship on the basis of his excellent Leaving Certificate results. He will now study Science at Trinity College, Dublin. An excellent student, we are sure that he will reach new heights and achieve great things in the future.
Sixth Year students Liam McAufield, Jack Boylan & Peter Ledwith attended the Irish Times Higher Options in the RDS this week with the rest of their year group and the Guidance Counsellors.
It is one of Ireland’s biggest student events with over 170 colleges, universities and institutes of further education taking part. Students have the opportunity to meet and speak directly with representatives from all the main Irish universities and colleges, as well as many from the UK, Europe and further afield. St Mary’s students were enthusiastic about the wide range of courses available.
Students have now set targets, knowing the work that is required in order to gain the relevant points for their degree courses next year.