Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Summer Holidays

Trainees are getting their summer holidays on Friday. Hope everybody has an enjoyable break and we will see ye all back in September. Have fun!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Danielle working on her first balayage in hairdressing

Danielle putting on the root colour and mesh highlights for the balayage.

Danielle working on the finishing touches of the balayage and curling with the wand.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Cyberbullying Project

As part of Health Promotion the trainees in the I.T. Room are currently working on a cyberbullying project. This involves developing a cyberbullying poster and booklet to be used in the centre for induction.  This project is running along side the development of an anti-bullying policy for trainees. More information to follow in the coming weeks.

Walking Challenge

This is the third week of the walking challenge and once again it is proving to be very successful. Trainees are making a great effort and walking every day for 30 mins. Fitness is improving so keep up the good work!!

For more information on the benefits of exercise check out the website:  Click here

Monday, 20 July 2015

Sligo CTC Fun Activity Day

Sligo CTC are hosting a fun activity day on Thursday 30th July 2015 @ the Astro turf pitch beside the Sports Complex.

Activities include:

  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Three Legged Race
  • Wheelbarrow Race
  • Welly Throwing etc 

Teams consist of minimum six trainees and a tutor & points given for each event.
Prizes on the day awarded for team with most points!


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Presentation of Awards from the Irish Heart Foundation

Sligo CTC is a health promoting centre. It was awarded the Active@Work bronze Award and the Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award in 2014 from the Irish Heart Foundation.

Pictured above:  Denyse and Mary accepting the awards  

Sligo CTC features in the Irish Times newspaper

Mary O'Hara, tutor and co-ordinator of the health-promotion programme featured in the Irish Times on March 10th 2015, in an artical called "An integrated approach to youth mental health". Mary spoke about health promotion in Sligo CTC and the importance of promoting mental health awareness. It was a great honour for the centre to feature in a national newspaper.

For more information on this article Click here

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Planting flowers and gardening

Aideen and the exploring options trainees were improving the look at the front of the centre this week.  They waited for the spring plants to die and then cut them back for the new summer plants. Some of these plants are Trailing Fuchsia, Geranium, Pentunias, Violas and many more.  They used organic bedding compost for all their work.

Exploring Options trainees doing some gardening at the centre
The finished result

Starting the Walking Challenge

Staff and trainees keeping fit on their daily walk