Mayfield Community School students and staff embraced and promoted College Awareness Week in November.
Sixth year students enjoyed a really insightful and informative day at CIT’s Open day. Mayfield Community School works closely with UCC; voluntary undergraduate tutors come to our school each week to mentor junior students. As a result of their commitment to hard work, these students had an opportunity to visit UCC, participate in a campus tour, talk about college with their tutors and enjoy lunch on the UCC campus. Students were absolutely delighted to see the Christmas lights being switched on outside the Honan chapel
Dr Chris Ngwa from UCC and Anne-Marie George, PHD student of Computer science spoke to all our Year 4 students about career opportunities in Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Deidre Creedon from CIT also spoke to students about course options in the college.
Teachers in the school put up on the doors of their classrooms the names of the Colleges they attended. This was a huge talking point for students throughout the week and one senior student said “it was really interesting to talk to different teachers about their college experiences and it increased my motivation to seek out the best college opportunity for myself”.
Principal Mr. Kieran Golden said “I am delighted with our Career College Awareness week. It was received very positively in our school by students and their parents”