Transition Year Project with Laois County Council

St.Fergal's Rathdowney

Heywood Community school

Scoil Chríost Rí

Clonaslee VS 1.

Clonaslee VS 2.

Portlaoise CBS 1

Portlaoise CBS 2

We were invited over to Laois County Council Offices to a day of learning about what the County Council do. We were allowed to sit in on a meeting and listen to the agenda being discussed. This was very interesting and fun to listen to.
                                      The trip to the landfill site was also very good; the computerised system was very complicated and modern. The birds of prey at the dump were very good interesting and a great way prevent other wild birds form scavenging and polluting the surrounding area.
                             On the same day we were also given a complete guided tour of the Portlaoise Water Plant. This was also very good but the photographer from the paper was annoying!
                                                           During classes a representative from Laois County Council visited us to explain about how the election procedure works. This was interesting and also helpful because we set up an election for King and Queen of the school after this talk.
             Unfortunately we did not get the opportunity to visit the Dail. The computer course or the two days spent setting up a website for our school and the County Council was good fun to do, very interesting and educational.

Laois Education Centre Laois County Council Website