Thursday, 5 December 2019

Irish Heart Foundation

Great article in this weeks Sligo Champion "Caring for the heart" featuring Mairead from Sligo CTC receiving the recent Happy Hearts Healthy Eating Award from the Irish heart foundation.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Weee Pledge to recycle batteries for Laura Lynn

Every Moment Matters, Every Battery Counts!

Recycle wasted batteries and help raise funds for LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice.

Recycling batteries is free!  Just gather around old wasted batteries and place them in the Blue Battery Box in our centre at reception!

Killian recycling some batteries in the centre today at our waste collection point at reception

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Girls Active Programme

Girls Active takes place on a Wednesday afternoon in the centre. Girls Active is a joint programme between the Health Services Executive North West, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Youth Sport West and is aimed at teenage girls who are not currently participating in sport. The programme was initiated in 2003 and aims to increase the number of teenage girls involved in long-term regular physical activity through developing more supportive environments for teenage girls’ physical activity.
The programme involves extra curricular physical activities for teenage girls which are:
  • Recreational and Non Competitive
  • Girls only
  • Activities selected by the Girls
  • Activities organised by the Girls
  • At least 3 different activities throughout the year
For more info:  Girls Active

Pictured above are some of the hairdressing girls that took part in a very enjoyable dance class with Debbie yesterday.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Sligo Homeless Appeal 2019

The staff and trainees are doing a collection in the centre for the Sligo Homeless Appeal.  Please donate generously new clothes, long life foods and toiletries. 

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Hairdressing Styles

Girls in hairdressing working on some different techniques and styles today

Monday, 25 November 2019

Mental Health Awareness

Thanks to Rachel Reilly for giving an informative talk today to staff and trainees on metal health awareness.
For more info go to 

CTC Garden

Some of the lovely vegetables from our garden - carrots, parsnips, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage and herbs.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award

Delighted to have achieved the Gold Award in the Irish Heart Foundation - Happy Heart Healthy Eating Awards. Pictured are Mairead Cox, Sligo CTC accepts the award on behalf of our centre from Tim Collins, CEO Irish Heart Foundation and Karl Henry

Sports & Recreation - Sligo CTC v's Youthreach

The sports group played Youthreach Sligo in 7 a-side game on Tuesday. It was a close, competitive game played in a great spirit.  

Spotlight on the Sports & Recreation Course

Today we are taking a look at the sports and recreation course available in the centre. This is a very popular course and is designed for trainees who are interested in working in the Health, Fitness & Leisure industriesTrainees participate in practical sport classes on a daily basis, including gym work, football and swimming. Trainees will work towards completing modules at level 3 in Soccer Skills and Health and Fitness, while some will also work on level 4 modules in Health Related Fitness and Customer Service.

Course Content:

  • Soccer Skills
  • Health and Fitness 
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Customer Service

Within these modules trainees will gain knowledge and experience of the above industries giving them a platform to progress on to further training or employment.

Various progressions are available for further training through the ETB courses in similar industries and the many PLC courses also available at level 5.

Another option available to trainees on successful completion of this course is 6 months full-time placement (Link-work) which can be offered to trainees who show commitment to progressing a career both in these industries and others.
Trainees performing a core exercise