SRC awards students from Newry schools

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Community, Jobs & Careers
SRC SPPOver 150 Students from local high schools celebrated their success recently at an awards ceremony for students participating on the School Partnerships’ Programme (SPP) at Southern Regional College, Newry Campus. Southern Regional College welcomed Year 12 students from Kilkeel High School, Newry High School, Newtownhamilton High School, Rathore School Newry, St Columban’s College Kilkeel, St Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen, St Joseph’s Boys High School Newry, St Mark’s High School Warrenpoint, St Mary’s High School Newry and St Paul’s High School Bessbrook to celebrate their achievements at this special awards ceremony.
  The School Partnership Programme enables Year 11 and 12 students in the school sector to sample areas including, digital imaging, joinery, beauty, hospitality, hairdressing and motor mechanics to name a few, in order to make a more informed career decision.
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Go For It March 2017The students on the SPP programme attend SRC one day per week for two years and achieve recognised qualifications on completion of their studies.
  Guest Speakers on the day were Alana Moore and Pavlina Zapletalova from Kilkeel High School who kindly outlined their experience of the SPP programme at SRC. SPP top student of the year went to Joe Murphy from St Paul’s High School Bessbrook and the Endeavour award went to Cathal Hughes from St Joseph’s Boys School Newry. Justin McNulty Newry and Armagh MLA attended and presented the special awards to students.
  Brian Doran, Chief Executive, Southern Regional College, commenting on the close partnership working between local schools and SRC said, “The partnership between Southern Regional College and the schools in the Newry and Mourne Area Learning Community provides opportunities to pupils to benefit from a wider curriculum by undertaking a range of courses not available to them in school.
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25th March 2017 Box Advert“The various courses lead to nationally-recognised qualifications that will not only help pupils make better career choices but will also help them get employment in the continuing challenging economic environment,” he added.
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