Kildare Town Community School celebrate partnership with Kildare Village

Schools and business partnership programme

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Kildare Town Community School celebrate partnership with Kildare Village

Dale Powell, Maureen Bergin, John Hayes, KTCS 5th year students, (right) Ber Prendergast, Sr Cecily Molloy, Tadhg O Connor

The wrap session of the Schools and Business Partnership Programme which was run in association with Kildare Village was held in Kildare Town Community School (KTCS) on Monday, May  13 from 12-1pm. 

Students put on a fantastic display of song, music, art and presentations to show their appreciation to the directors of Kildare Village for the programme. Over five sessions, the students benefited from hospitality skills, CV preparation and  customer service workshops, mock interviews and presentations from career professional in areas as diverse as IT, Hospitality, Retail management, brand management, visual merchandising, law, accountancy, store management and tourism.

"Students also availed of work experience over the Easter holidays. MC for the event was Tom Mason who introduced each speaker and thanked the company on behalf of the school," said a school spokesperson.

"Student Raygina Thompson spoke about how the programme had contributed to her self confidence and given her the ability to make the power point presentation in front of her peers and other adults. Orla O Dwyer from Business in the Community said that the programme with Kildare Village is one of the most successful of all the programmes that she coordinates.

"Director Maureen Bergin spoke on behalf of the company and said what a pleasure it is to work with the school and how her colleagues enjoy the project and benefit from it themselves. School Principal John Hayes thanked the company and said that the school is hugely appreciative for the wonderful learning opportunities that the students received. The celebration finished with tea and cakes and wonderful piano playing by James Ryan, 5th year."