The Language Literacy Numeracy (LLN) committee are continuing the development and encouragement of literacy skills within our college community with a new, exciting inter-departmental activity.
The LLN committee will be running a weekly departmental quote from each department over the next few months. This is a great way for our students to experience the rich language associated with the full range of our college departments.
Each quote is included in the daily announcements announced by Ms Birnie, placing each quote as central to our school day here in the college.
Students are also asked to record each departmental quote in their journal or to organize a separate quotes notebook.
The quotes, while representing the different departments, will prove incredibly useful for both Junior Cert and Leaving Cert essay writing.
So far since we started the school focus on quotes we have had a mathematics quote from Albert Einstein and a Pablo Picasso quote from the Art department.
Next week will see the school adopt a Virginia Woolf quote from the Home Economics Department, which is very fitting for our whole-school Wellbeing programme!
Traditionally literacy has been considered as having the skills needed for reading and writing; but today our understanding of literacy encompasses much more than that.
Literacy includes the capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media, and digital media.
Literacy may be encountered in traditional written forms or through the internet and digital media, when we follow signs and instructions, through working or enjoying leisure time.
Please encourage your son/daughter to recite for you these quotes at home and keep an eye on the website for more news as we roll out more quotes from every department in the college.