This week’s Easter activity schools for young people organised by the Youth Service of the Louth VEC, during the school holidays, proved to be a resounding success with both the Gaeilge and Materials Technology schools oversubscribed.
In Dundalk, a full class of young Gaelgóirí were kept busy with activities in art, games, music, computers and conversational Irish.
Teachers Michael Ó Coillte, Ciarán Ó Conboirne and Maria Nic Eochaigh commented that: “Ba ghrúpa paistí álainn iad. Bhí seachtain iontach againn, lán de spraoi agus de chraic.”
In Dunleer, the Materials Technology school was alive with young talent in the Technology room creating decorative clocks of their own design.
The students had the opportunity to use a range of technology tools and materials, with each one enjoying the new experience not typical in primary school.
Teacher, Shane Marks, was overwhelmed with the energy and ability that the young technologists brought to the school.
Due to high demand, the VEC is set to run the Gaeilge and Materials Technology programmes again this summer.
In addition, the VEC will run beauty and make-up, cookery, creative writing, dance and arts and crafts activity schools as part of their summer schools programme.
The summer programme will run from late July/August, details to follow.