Father Peter McVerry Trust: 25 April 2017

We welcomed Michael Thomson from the Peter McVerry Trust on 25 April.  He spoke to the 1st, 2nd, TY and 5th year students about homelessness and its effects. Over €150 was raised and donated on the day. A big thank you to Ms Farrell for her help and to everyone who participated in the talk and contributions.

'Manor Fortunes': 30 March 2017

5th year LCVP class attends Leaders Conference 17 February 2017

The 5th year LCVP class attended the 'Leaders On Our Level' conference in The Convention Centre on Friday 17 February. This conference is an annual platform on which the leaders of today can meet with, inspire and motivate the leaders of tomorrow. Thanks to Ms McGarry for organising the outing.

LCVP in more detail

Link to the PDST explanation

LCVP: Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The LCVP is a Senior Cycle Programme of the Department of Education and Skills, designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Leaving Certificate. It focuses on enterprise and preparation for working life. A two-year programme, it combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate with a dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community.

It is different from the established Leaving Cert because

  • students take some of their Leaving Certificate subjects from a specified set of vocational subjects
  • they study a recognised course in a modern European language
  • they have two additional courses (called ‘Link Modules’) in the areas of Preparation for the World of Work and Enterprise Education

The programme combines the virtues of academic study with a new and dynamic focus on self-directed learning, enterprise, work and the community. Young people taking the LCVP have a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal, vocational and technological skills. These skills are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to commence their own business some time in the future.

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