Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Youth Drug and Alcohol Education and Prevention Programme

Our centre is delighted to work in partnership with Aimee Flynn, Foróige in providing a Youth Drug and Alcohol Education and Prevention Programme to trainees on Thursday afternoons from 1.00-2.00pm, commencing today.

This eight week programme has a strong focus on personal development while aiming to empower those taking part:
  •          to develop their own abilities and attributes.
  •         to think for themselves.
  •          to make informed healthy and responsible choices with their lives.

The programme includes education around drugs and alcohol alongside developing self-confidence, self-reliance and enabling participants to gain a greater ability to take charge of their own lives. This programme is delivered in a fun and interactive way and we are looking forward to having it take place in our centre.

Monday, 3 December 2018

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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Catering Department Baking

Last week trainees from the catering department baked some delicious tasty treats for our board of directors annual general meeting. Well done to all the bakers - they looked scrumptious😋

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Visitors To Our Centre

We were delighted to have staff and trainees from Leitrim CTC visit our centre today.  There was an opportunity to have a tour of the centre following some refreshments provided by our catering department.

Pictured are staff and trainees from Leitrim CTC with some of our catering trainees

Friday, 9 November 2018

Comhairle na nOg

Some of our trainees represented the centre at the Comhairle AGM in the Radisson Hotel, Sligo at the end of October. Well done to Jamie who was elected to the committee. Photo by courtesy of Elaine Granaghan, Youth Officer, Comhairle na nOg.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Sligo CTC now has a Facebook page!

Sligo Community Training Centre now has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sligoctc/ Share it with your friends!  Follow and like our page to keep updated through Facebook on all the activities and news that happens in the centre.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Kayak Race

We would like to acknowledge Joey's success in the kayak race yesterday on the Garavogue River. 
Well done Joey!  This race was in memory of Alex McGourty 

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Maths Week

To mark Maths Week, IT trainee Allison calculated the deductions applied to training allowances payable to both those over & under 18 years if training time is missed. Following this she designed & created a leaflet using for trainees, especially those new to the centre, to help them be aware of how much money they will be receiving each week. A copy of the leaflet is displayed in all core training areas of the centre.

Leaflets designed by Allison


The trainees took part in a kayaking session today and yesterday under the instruction of both Eddie Loftus and Tommy Craddock.  The trainees had an great fun new experience.  We would like to thank the Grammar School for providing the facilities and Tommy and Eddie for their excellent guidance to the trainees. 

There is competition on Monday 5th involving Summerhill College and Grammar School and Ursuline College.

Icing a Christmas Cake

Catering trainees had a cake baking and icing session. The trainees enjoyed and learned from it, we would like to thank Sarah from Cake Lady for taking the time to come over. Catering have also provided a icing a cake recipe see below.

Icing a cake

1. The board must be 2-3 inches larger than the cake to facilitate extra decorations. (Rope detail)
2. Make the moist sugar paste to place on the board. This is to prevent the cake from slipping. Melted chocolate can be used too.
3. Place the cake on the board. Cover with the warm apricot jam.
4. Roll out the marzipan. Fold over your arm, place gently on the cake.
5. Smooth out edges with a smoother and your hands. Trim the edges. 
6. Wet the marzipan with water before applying the sugar paste.
7. Roll out the icing fold over your arm, place gently on the cake.
8. Smooth out the edges with a smoother and your hands. Trim the edges.
9. Make the figurines. ( These can be made in advanced )
10. To make the rope, roll the white icing out. Then smooth with the smoother.
11. Repeat this exercise with the coloured icing.
12. Lay the 2 rolled out icings side by side.
13. Find the half way point.Start folding the icings over each other 
(The reason to do it halfway, is so that the icing doesn't break).
14. Fold the remaining icing to form the rope.
15. To apply the rope, wet the cake with water. Start applying the rope gently onto the cake.
16. Place the figurines on top of the cake.