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TY Equine Studies – Marketing / PR

4B recently welcomed Tamso Doyle to CPC as part of their Equine Studies module. Tamso works in the Marketing Department of HRI (Horse Racing Ireland) and works to promote the racing industry in Ireland. The students learned about the methods used to encourage people to go racing. There was a wide ranging discussion about methods of advertising used. Tamso explained the importance of PR (Public Relations) in attracting customers and maintaining customer loyalty. Thanks to Tamso for taking the time to visit our school.

5th Year LCVP – World of Work

5A recently welcomed Martin Harrell to CPC. Martin has worked for many years in the area of Human Resource Management.

During the visit, Martin advised the students on CV preparation and interview technique. It was a wonderful learning opportunity for the class. Arising out of this visit the students will prepare their own CV’s and will be interviewed for their chosen profession.

A huge thank you to Martin for taking the time to work with our students and helping them to prepare for the world of work.

TY Equine Studies – Stable Tour

4B recently enjoyed a tour of the racing stables of Dermot Weld on the Curragh. It was a great insight for the students to visit such a successful training establishment.

Mr Weld has had worldwide success as a leading trainer of thoroughbreds. He has been at the top of his profession for a long time and his record speaks for itself.

It was a wonderful opportunity to see the horses and ask lots of questions. Many thanks to Mr Weld and Tom Gallagher for welcoming us to the yard.

5th Year LCVP – Politician Visit

Former government minister Noel Dempsey recently visited our school to talk to the 5A class. It was a huge learning opportunity for the students. Noel spoke at length to the students about his vast experience in public life and how he tried to be enterprising in his role as a government minister.

The students had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and it was very interesting to hear directly how government at the highest level operates. A big thank you to Noel for taking the time to visit CPC.

TY Equine Studies – Journalist Visit

4B recently welcomed Leo Powell, the editor of the Irish Field newspaper, to CPC as part of their Equine Studies module. Leo spoke to the students about many interesting issues and there was a discussion of many topics.

The students had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and it was a useful learning experience for them. It was interesting to learn about the world of journalism and to find out about a career in this area. A big thank you to Leo for taking the time to visit our school.

TY Economics – TD Visit

4D recently wecomed Labour Party TD Jack Wall to CPC as part of their Economics module. Jack is TD for Kildare South and the chairperson of the Labour Party. The students got an insight into the life and work of a national politician. Jack gave an interesting talk and the students had the opportunity to ask lots of questions. It was a useful learning opportunity. A big thank you to Jack for visiting our school.

Cannonball Run 2011 in aid of Barretstown

The 2011 Cannonball run around Ireland was officially started in Dublin recently by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The 4D class from CPC visited Mondello Park to support the cause and see the cars off on their journey around Ireland.

Some 150 supercars took part in the third annual event in aid of Barretstown – which helps young children suffering from cancer.

Over the last two years the Cannonball run has raised over €230,000 for the charity.On show were Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porches and Mustangs among others.
Boyzone singer Shane Lynch is among those who took  part in what’s become the largest organised road trip in Europe

S. Dowling

TY Equine Studies – Veterinary Surgeon

Des Groome recently visited CPC to talk to 4B about his work as a veterinary surgeon. Des also advised the students about third level education and the world of work. It was a very useful learning experience for the students. Thanks to Des for visiting CPC.

5th Year LCVP – Cara Projects

5A recently welcomed Paddy O’Connor  of Cara Projects to CPC. Paddy outlined the wonderful work carried out by his charity in Kenya. The students learned a lot from this talk. Thanks to Paddy for the visit.

5th Year LCVP – Padraic Deasy Visit

The 5th Year LCVP class welcomed photographer and past pupil Padraic Deasy to the school recently. Padraic has been hugely successful in his career and has received two very prestigious awards in 2011. He is the Irish Photographer of the Year and the European Portrait Photographer of the Year. He is also a member of the Society of XXV – a group made up of 25 of the world’s leading portrait photograhers.

Padraic spoke to the class about his business and how it has developed to where it is today. He emphasised the importance of having a vision and a committment to lifelong learning. The students learned that innovation and adaptability are crucial to success in business.

It was a very useful learning opportunity for the students and thanks to Padraic for visiting CPC.