Monthly Archives: January 2013

Portlaoise College Visit to the Gambia

Over the Easter Holidays 5th Year students and staff from Portlaoise College travelled to the Gambia in West Africa, during this trip the school visited both Primary and Secondary Schools. Students from the College delivered lessons and taught the students of these schools a little about life in Ireland. The main purpose of the trip was to provide much needed resources to these schools.

In the months prior to the visit Portlaoise College organised a massive fundraising and donations drive to gather resources such as stationary, small toys and clothes to take out to the children of the Gambia. The response was brilliant where students, staff, local business and national schools have all donated generosity.
Regarding fundraising, the school has raised nearly €21,000 since November 2011. Some of the events at Portlaoise College that have contributed to this figure included a bake sale, car wash, bag-packing, carol-singing, a fashion show, a teacher/student dodgeball match, pancake Tuesday, a night at the races, teacher torture, a FIFA 12 tournament and a balloon burst.

The trip: Continue reading

Portlaoise College Old trafford tourPortlaoise College Tour Old Trafford and Alton Towers

38 students departed for Old Trafford and Alton Towers on Thursday 14th April for 2 days and 1 night.
It was an early start departing from Portlaoise College at 6:00 am where the group travelled via ferry to Holyhead. On the Thursday they visited the world famous Old Trafford Stadium where students were given a 2 hour tour of the trophy rooms, the pitch and the changing rooms. Continue reading