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An Update from our Chairperson

In these uncertain times, it is important for all our members to know that we are still here. Click on the link below to check out a video update from our Chairperson telling you all everything that's happening right now, as well as outlining our plans for a very bright future. Stay safe, and we'll see you again soon.

Paul on May 22nd, 2020

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Literacy Update!

The final stop on our check in with our students is our Literacy group and boy have they been busy!!   David has spent his time making easter cards, baking delicious cakes, helping in the garden and going for walks with his Dad. Conor has been making us all hungry with not only his delicious scones but also his BBQ-ing skills! Jealous! Rebecca had a birthday...

Paul on April 19th, 2020

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Horticulture & Work Skills Update!

Next up on our weekly check in are our Horticulture and Work Skills students.   Michael has been helping out in the family business and also working on his Field of Dreams work. James has been keeping fit by playing hurling in the back garden with his sister...he didn't even let her win! He has also been busy baking. Khadija has been working on her Field of ...

Paul on April 19th, 2020

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Activation Update!

So what have our amazing students been up? We decided to do a photo check in and look what we found!!   Ross has been keeping fit by going for a walk every day. He also celebrated his birthday earlier this week!! John has been busy in the garden as usual...he has also been baking some delicious shortbread! David has also been multi-tasking...lots of gardenin...

Paul on April 19th, 2020

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Horticulture Heroes

Last but not least in our video series are our Horticulture class. Rain, hail, ice and sometimes even sun; they are at the Field of Dreams every Monday. Whether it's potting on, taking cuttings or helping out the Horticulture staff, this crew are never afraid to get their hands dirty. Special thanks to Michael, Aoife, James and Khadija! You have the place looking fantastic! ...

Paul on April 19th, 2020

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Work Skills Wonders

Next up in our highlights series are our Work Skills students who light up the Field every Tuesday. Their course is all about getting ready for the world of work; whether that's getting their CVs ready, practicing for interviews, doing workplace workshops or identifying the kind of jobs they'd like to have. They also did some work experience in the English Market over Christmas ...

Paul on April 19th, 2020

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Amazing Activation

Next up in our video highlight series are our Amazing Activation students...or as their wonderful teacher Bunny calls them, 'The Dream Team'. Depending on the time you drop into the class, they could be cooking, gardening or showing off their artistic abilities. Truly a multi-talented group. Special thanks to John, Gerard, Ross, Emer, Lisa, Martin, David and also to Donogh and C...

Paul on April 19th, 2020

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Literacy Legends

We have recently launched a new video series showcasing the students from all of our programmes: horticulture, work skills, activation and literacy & technology. The videos give a sense of what our amazing students get up to on a daily basis at the Field of Dreams. The first group to feature are our Literacy & Technology class. Special thanks to Mariah, David, Matthew, C...

Paul on April 19th, 2020

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Keeping Busy - Activation

As part of a new series, we are checking in with our amazing Activation students and finding out what they are doing to keep busy. David has been multitasking...potting seeds and making shortbread but hopefully not at the same time!!  Ross has been keeping fit by going on walks with his Mom. I also hear he has been a wizard at cutting vegetables for the dinner. The ...

Paul on April 7th, 2020

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Keeping Busy - Work Skills

Next up in our special series highlighting how our students are keeping busy is our wonderful Work Skills and Horticulture class. Unusually these lads and ladies have been a bit on the shy side. James has been busy in the kitchen making what looks like a delicious crumble tart. He has also been playing hurling out the back with his sister. Haven't heard who won yet though!! Khad...

Paul on April 7th, 2020

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Keeping Busy - Literacy

The final part of our series checking in on what our students have been up to leads us to our legendary Literacy class. Exercise and baking (interesting combination) along with some Easter art and helping at home seems to be the order of the day for this posse. David has been showing off his artistic talents by making some gorgeous looking Easter cards. He has also been getting ...

Paul on April 7th, 2020