Ballymun Youthreach entered the 2019 Ballymun Fun Run this May as a whole centre and completed a combined distance of 270km. The event was, as always really well organised and attended and it was great to see so many familiar faces from Ballymun enjoying the activities. Pictured are student, Devon Carpenter and teacher, John Coughlan.
Ballymun Youthreach Customer Service and Framing Group attended the magnificent end of year exhibition from Whitehall College in CHQ building, IFSC this week. THe group had framed all the framed art pieces of the 164 piece exhibition and were delighted to see the work displayed in such a lovely art space.
Well done to the group on meeting such tough deadlines and well done to all the Whitehall students on producing such beautiful work.
We recently visited Pathways project on Parnell Square recently to deliver and put up some frames for them. While there we enjoyed a viewing of Michael Inside (which had been partly filmed in Ballymun Youthreach) and take part in a Criminology Level 5 class. Thanks to pathways for a wonderful day.
Congratulations to our boxers who recently completed the Bronze boxing programme with boxing royalty Oisin Fagan for Dublin City Council recently. Pictured above are some of the successful boxers: Dylan, Karl, Craig, Shauna and Holly.
Group C visited Newgrange as part of their Outdoor Pursuits programme yesterday. A great day was had by JC, Jack and the students Dean, Craig, Katie, Hannah Crowley, Hannah Connolly and Dylan. All students said the tour was very informative and are already looking forward to their next Outdoor Pursuits trip in six weeks time.
The Customer Service Group recently completed a large number of frames for the Ombudsman for Children Offices on Jervis Street. The group delivered and mounted the frames prior to receiving a tour of the offices from Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children and Maria Malone.
Pictured below are Holly and Martin from the group hard at work.
Ballymun Youthreach recently hosted their annual Graduation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by many students, ex-students, parents and community workers and invited guests. Also present was Roisin Shorthall TD (Social Democrats), counsellors Andrew Keegan (People Before Profit), Noeleen Reilly (Independent), Paul McAuliffe (Fianna Fail) and Ann Gilton, CDETB Director of Further Education. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all who attended.
The students were receiving awards for QQI Level 3, 4 General Learning, QQI Level 5 Customer Service and QQI Level 5 Cosmetics Studies. The second ‘friend of Ballymun Youthreach’ award was given to Billy Gallagher for his continued support of the framing enterprise over the years.
A huge well done to all our successful students and the best of luck in all your future endeavours.