U6 Enrichment Day 17

Our U6 pupils are inspired to live life fully and deeply at this week’s Enrichment Day.

On Tuesday 7th November our Year 14 pupils contemplated the transition from sixth form life to the world beyond DCP as part of their Enrichment Day.

The year group spent the day in the Parish Centre and our school chaplain, Fr Raymond McCullagh, spent the morning session by presenting them with the challenge of living deeply. To illustrate his concept of living life well and being all they want to be, Fr Raymond explored with our students Steve Job’s Stanford address where he spoke about adapting to life’s challenges and joining the dots. Fr Raymond also used clips from The Bucket List to enable pupils to think about the things they wished to achieve within their own time.

Mrs Mary McTaggart led the afternoon session where she drew on her ten years of experience as a student counsellor in the University of Ulster to help pupils identify some of the transitional difficulties pupils can face as they settle into third level education. Mrs McTaggart reassured pupils that help is always available when they are away from the security of home and school and she explained to pupils the various agencies who can help.

All in all, this was a spiritually and educationally enriching day for our senior pupils and one they can draw strength from as they begin to contemplate life, study and work beyond the walls of DCP.

Our U6 pupils will have their Interview Skills day on Monday 11th December- this will commence during the school day before the pupils return to school at night for their interviews.

The school would like to thank Fr Raymond and Mrs McTaggart for their words of inspiration and consolation and Fr Austin and the local parish for the use of the parish centre.

Fr Raymond is pictured with our U6 Year group.