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Successful visit by German ambassador to Davitt College

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The German flag was raised on the flagpoles at Davitt College Castlebar recently to mark a visit to the school of the German Ambassador to Ireland, Mrs Deike Potzel.

Local students proudly participate in Soroptimist public speaking event

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The annual Soroptimist girls public speaking competition took place in Our Lady’s Bower Athlone secondary school recently.

Local schools set to benefit from Summer Works Scheme funding

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A number of schools in Athlone and the town’s environs, at both primary and secondary level, have been included in a €30million package announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, which will be afforded specialist improvements as part of the Summer Works Scheme.

GMIT announces Cork educator Dr Orla Flynn as its new president

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The governing body of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has this week announced the appointment of Dr Orla Flynn as president of GMIT.

Finalists drawn in first round of schools cup

A repeat of last year’s Top Oil Connacht Schools Senior A Cup final will kick-off the 2020 edition of the tournament.

FCL mathematics booking now for January

Children who are good at maths at the age of nine (third class) are more likely to be more confident going into secondary school. This is the finding of research (Growing Up in Ireland) from the ESRI. Having good maths skills in third class is a critical factor in helping with the transition to secondary level. One of the key findings was that students who disliked maths at primary level were also more likely to find maths difficult after the transition to second level. It is evident that fostering foundational skills in maths at primary level was crucial to a later positive engagement with the subject.

Davitt College musical Sing out Sisters - a rousing success

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Davitt College’s long-running history of school musicals was upheld this year with the performance of one of its most successful shows to date, Sing out Sisters!

Canney welcomes new broadband connection points for the county

Twenty new broadband connection points are to be made available across County Galway, during the roll out of the National Broadband Plan, and all are expected to be on stream by the end of 2020.

GMIT scientists present findings of first Irish survey of students’ awareness of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

The findings of the first Irish survey of college students’ awareness and knowledge of misuse and abuse of antibiotics were presented to the public at an open lecture in GMIT on Monday November 18, marking European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). The findings reveal there is a lack of awareness, understanding, and knowledge about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance among this demographic.

How to cope with maths anxiety

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A common problem for school-going children is getting to grips with mathematics. If students start to feel they are falling behind it is not too long before this can turn into a snowballing problem that becomes maths anxiety.


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