Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Learning at Home

Some photos sent in by Deborah, hairdressing trainee while learning at home, practicing her blowdrying skills and drawing.


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Spring photo Hunt

Thanks to Alice, hairdressing trainee for sending in this beautiful photo while out for her daily walk.


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Stay Safe and Protect each other

We are experiencing a pandemic like nothing we’ve seen in our lifetime. It is changing the way we live now and how we will live in the future. We have all taken steps to mind ourselves and each other, to flatten the curve, to protect our health service and save lives. Our actions have reduced the impact of COVID-19 on the country and our health service. We need to keep up the actions that help us to stay safe and protect each other. Staying safe and staying away from the people we love and the things we enjoy is not easy. It’s not us. But, this is us – taking care of each other, supporting the people on the frontline and the people most at risk in communities all across the country.

Graphic by Alex, computer trainee


Monday, 22 March 2021

Step into Spring Week 4 - Workout Challenge

Check out this workout challenge from Danny with a variety of different challenges for you to try this week.  Enjoy!


Step into Spring - Week 4

This is the final week of our 'Step into Spring' Initiative so make a big effort this week to get out for a 30 minute walk every day!


Thursday, 18 March 2021

Spring Photo Hunt

Some beautiful photos sent in this week by trainees while out for their daily 30 minute walk as part of our 'Step into Spring' initiative.


Connecting with the Senses

Check out this final meditation video  'Connecting with the senses' by John Graham put together especially for Sligo CTC. Enjoy!

Step into Spring - Stir Fry Recipe

Check out this delicious healthy recipe by our catering tutor, Mairead!


Boost your mood with healthy food

For more info on healthy eating check out: 


National Tree Week - Photography Competition

National Tree Week (21st to 27th March) -  A Virtual Event! Check out their great Photography Competition - take a pic of your favourite tree in Ireland, upload it via this link  and be in with a chance to win a prize! The closing date for entries is March 27th. Good luck!


Thursday, 11 March 2021

Learning at Home - Drawing

Katie sent in this very creative beautiful landscape drawing while learning at home for her level 3 art and design module.


Spring Photo Hunt

The weather hasn't been great this week but here are some beautiful photos sent in by Sharif, computer course when out for his walk around Sligo town and a lovely sunset by Josh, sports course.

Tips for supporting mental health during COVID-19


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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Are you interested in starting a new course?

New courses starting soon with Sligo Community Training Cente.
To apply contact Aideen on 087 1931703 or email


Step into Spring - Get Walking

It may not feel like Spring this morning with the rain but try get out for a 30 minute walk today despite the weather ☔
"There's no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing" by Ranulph Fiennes 

Benefits of Walking

Poster designed by Aimée, computer trainee


Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography Competition 2021

We are proud and delighted Katie, catering trainee is one of the winners in the Youthreach category of Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography Competionn. Katies drawing will feature in 2022 MHI calendar. Well done Katie, fantastic drawing 👏


Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Art with Catherine - Spring Drawing

Some lovely spring drawing of a rabbit from Catherine, Art Tutor🐰


The 5 ways to Wellbeing

Check out this video and follow the five step plan to maintain and improve your physical and mental wellbeing while learning at home:  Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Take Notice and Give.
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Step into Spring Week 2 - Go for a Walk


Illustration by Catherine, Art Tutor

Monday, 8 March 2021

Sligo CTC supporting International Women's Day


Sligo CTC Staff supporting International Women's Day 2021

Step into Spring Week 2 - Water Bottle Challenge

Why not try out this exercise challenge demonstrated by Steve, Sports Tutor every day this week!  

  • You need a bottle full with water/liquid.
  • Hold the bottle with both hands straight out in front of you for as long as you can.
  • Repeat it more than once if you can!

Check out the demo by Steve for the Water Bottle Challenge

Step into Spring Week 2 - The more you move the better your mood

It is week 2 of the 'Step into Spring' initiative so get out in the fresh air and walk for 30 minutes a day. Little things like walking can improve your mental health.
Check out and  for plenty of useful tips and advice on the little things we can do to improve our mental health.  


Step into Spring Week 2

 Illustration by Catherine, art tutor

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Spring Nature Photo Hunt

Some lovely nature photos sent in by staff and trainees this week while out for their daily walk for 'Step into Spring'