Community College Celebrates its Emailed Enterprise Awards News

Game creator, Micheál O’Shea, Ballymacelligott pictured with Kerry football star, David Clifford.
An Crann Óg series of biodiversity lessons for primary school students were designed by community college students: Katie O’Connor, Michael Moynihan, Chelsey Lane, Konrad Kloskowski and Jack McGovern.

Castleisland Community College received the news of its successes via email from Kerry Enterprise Awards.

Transition Year student, Micheál O’Shea was runner-up in the senior category with the educational board game which he designed.

The board game, Climate Conquest is an innovative approach to learning about climate change.

“The game certainly promotes the ethos that learning can be enjoyable.

Creative Learning Tool

“When school re-opens Junior Cycle Geography classes will be actively engaged with this creative learning tool,” said teacher Doreen Killington.

The Environmental Award was won by Crann Óg in Transition Year. This is a series of lesson plans for primary school students about biodiversity.

“These were designed by Katie O’Connor, Michael Moynihan, Chelsey Lane, Konrad Kloskowski and Jack McGovern and they include a total of six lessons with power-points and worksheets for students.

Cards As Gaeilge

“Duais na Gaeilge was won by both Crann Óg and Climate Conquest and Climate Conquest had several of its cards ‘as Gaeilge’.

“This initiative promotes the language and further enhances student learning.

“The clever name of Crann Óg came about by the group brainstorming for an appropriate brand for their biodiversity lessons and great credit must also go to new teacher, Laura Leahy for her guidance and work with the students.

“Comhghairdeachas do gach duine,” arsa Doreen – an muinteoir bródúil mar deireadh an scéal iontach seo.