Castleisland Community College Receives Four Kerry Enterprise Awards

Castleisland Community College enterprise award winners. Jack Mc Govern (left) is pictured with: Michael Moynihan, Micheál O Shea, Laura Leahy, teacher; Chelsey Lane and Katie O Connor. Inset: Foireann Crann Óg member, Konrad Kloskowski who wasn’t available when the group photograph was taken.

Castleisland Community College students received four awards for their entries to the Kerry Enterprise Awards Competition.

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

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

Lesson Plans for Primary School

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 Mc Govern.

They include a total of six lessons with power-points and worksheets for students.

There were two Duais na Gaeilge Awards and these were won by both Crann Óg and Climate Conquest.

Promoting the Language

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 title for their biodiversity lessons. Comhghairdeachas do gach duine,” said teacher Doreen Killington.

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