It was a moment in time, out of their busy lives, when students, teachers and parents met and celebrated the success of the Junior Cycle Business Studies results.
Kemmy Business Studies School in University of Limerick in conjunction with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) invited those Junior Cycle Business Studies students 2022 who received a distinction in their exams to an awards ceremony in the concert hall of UL. Teachers and parents were also invited.
A total of 3.6% of students nationally, achieved this level which equates to scoring 90% or over in the exam.
Highly Motivated Students
Daniel Daly, Eilís Enright, Caitríona Murphy and Rowan O’Sullivan were awarded this outstanding result in their Business Studies exam.
Principal Teresa Lonergan said that it’s a testament to four highly motivated students and also to the excellent teaching and learning that takes place in the school.
Professor Philip O’Regan opened the ceremony and acknowledged their excellent result. Over 200 students were presented with their certificates by Professor O’Regan. He gave a short but inspiring speech that mentioned celebrating the unique possibilities that education offers and he advised them to continue on their educational journey.
The Role of Teachers
He acknowledged the role of teachers, principals and family in achieving the distinction. He asked them to reflect on what the gift of education gives an individual.
“Education brings opportunities and also responsibilities and it also allows individuals to serve and to do good in our world,” he advised.
The students also heard from Caitríona O’Halloran – a former recipient and past pupil of the University of Limerick.
Follow Your Passions
She advised students with regard to picking a career: “You are a lot more than your academic grade, keep a balance with study and play, do not compare yourself to others and follow your passions,”
Following the closure of the ceremony, food and refreshments were provided. Teachers, parents and
students relaxed, celebrated and took the time to acknowledge this wonderful achievement.
“It was a wonderful moment in time to stand still and celebrate,” said Castleisland Community College Business Studies teacher, Laura Leahy.
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