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Each year our Youth Services Development Section accepts grant applications from local volunteer-led youth clubs under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (LYCGS). This funding can be used to enhance the experience of young people participating in the activities of youth clubs. What does this involve? In this blog our…

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Our Further Education and Training (FET) Service supports thousands of students each year on their learning journey (almost 14,500 in 2022). In order to improve this support, the Quality Assurance team developed an online Student Hub which was launched last year. How does this support students? In this blog, Quality…

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Enabling Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in our classrooms is an important aspect of how we support the learning of our students. But how do we do this? Holly Murray is a post-primary geography, history and ICT teacher in our Stranorlar school, Finn Valley College and a TEL advocate and practitioner.…

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Developing and redeveloping the courses (programmes) provided by our Further Education and Training (FET) Service is critical to ensuring we provide courses that meet the needs of students, communities and industry across the county. But what does this mean and what does it involve? In this blog our FET Programme…

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Gach bliain spreagann Taispeántas Eolaí Óg agus Teicneolaíochta BT na mílte duine óg ar fud na tíre leis an domhan thart orthu a fhiosrú ar bhealach eolaíochta. Áiríonn sé sin cuid mhaith daltaí inár scoileanna féin ach cad atá i gceist leis an chomórtas? Tá ceann dár gcuid scoileanna i…

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Our student Psychology Service was set up in September 2010. It provides collaborative support to students, staff and parents/guardians in our schools and Further Education and Training (FET) Service. In this blog, our Senior Educational Psychologist Martin Gallen tells us more about it. The work of an Educational Psychologist involves…

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The Community Education Support Programme within our Further Education and Training (FET) Service supports thousands of students around the county and its islands each year but what exactly does it support? In this blog our Community Education Facilitators Catherine Friel and Orla Winters tell us more about the Programme. “Education…

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Supporting young people to transition from primary to post-primary school is an important aspect of the annual work plans of each of our post-primary schools but what does this involve? In this blog Ashlean McGeehan, the Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Coordinator in our Stranorlar school, Finn Valley College, tells…

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School musicals play an important role in the lives of our school communities but what are the benefits? Eileen Carr, a teacher in our Donegal Town school, Abbey Vocational School, for over thirty years, has been the Musical Director for countless musicals and musical productions both at school and in…

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