Anuraidh, ghlac ceathrar ón Idirbhliain 2019-20 páirt i gClár na gCrann Digiteach Scoile faoi stiúir M.Tomás leis an Roinn Cumarsáide, Gníomhaithe ar son na hAeráide agus Comhshaoil. Is iad na daltaí a bhí páirteach ann ná Seán, Oisín, Alex, agus Conor.

Four of our TY 2019-20 students, Seán, Oisín, Alex, and Conor, took part in the School Digital Champion Programme last year, under the direction of Múinteoir Tomás. This national schools’ programme is organised by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in conjunction with the Department of Education and it “aims to promote digital adoption and encourage the productive use of technology by students”. Our TYs had the opportunity to take part in workshops on Communication, Video editing, App development, and Coding in December 2019 in Thomond Park Limerick. The School Digital Champions team then got the opportunity to go on a site visit to Facebook in Dublin in February 2020. Here they learned about I.T., the type of work companies like Facebook do and the opportunities available in this sector. While they did not have the opportunity to finish their project (which involved mentoring the first year pupils in our school on the use of technology), they certainly gained many skills throughout the year and this will stand to them in the future (particularly under current circumstances where the use of technology is so vital).

In Coláiste Pobail Osraí, we recognise the need to prepare students for an increasingly digital world and have embedded our use of technology over many years resulting in students who are digitally literate upon completion of their education with us. The TY students of 2020-21 will have the opportunity to engage in the School Digital Champion programme again this year and are currently working on their proposals with M.Tomás. We wish them luck with this. For now, we congratulate Seán, Oisín, Alex and Conor on their achievement!

Comhghairdeas ó chroí leo – táimid an-bhródúil astu. Táimid cinnte go mbainfidh siad an-tairbhe sa todhchaí as na scileanna a d’fhorbair siad anseo. Go n-éirí go geal leis an Idirbhliain i mbliana lena bpáirt sa chomórtas iontach seo! Maith sibh uile.