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SUCCESS FOR COLERAINE IT STUDENT

Friday
10th May 2019

Jonathan Scott, a Level 3 IT student at the Coleraine campus, has qualified for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) national finals and a chance to compete for a coveted place in the World Championships. The MOS Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint applications.

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Performing Arts students at Northern Regional College in Newtownabbey will take to the Theatre at the Mill stage next Monday May 13 for their end of year showcase production. The end of year show is an ideal opportunity for all first year Performing Arts students at the campus to showcase their drama, dancing and music abilities.

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A Sports student at Northern Regional College gained first-hand experience of the benefits of video analysis in elite sport during a recent industry placement with the Irish Football Association (IFA). Jordan Pattison from Ballymena is doing a Foundation Degree in Sport, Exercise & Fitness at the College’s Coleraine campus. He travelled to the Canary Islands with the Northern Ireland Under 17 Women’s Football squad as part of their preparation for the UEFA European Championship Elite Stage Qualifiers.

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Congratulations to Farm Lodge student Conór O’Kane on his new role as Northern Ireland Champion for AccessAble, an online resource which gives detailed access guides to sites in the UK, to help those with disabilities to plan ahead. Conór, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is doing Computerised Bookkeeping at the College, is already a bit of a legend in and around his native Portglenone. He’s set to become even better known now that he’s started a weekly blog to highlight some of the issues facing people with disabilities.

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Northern Regional College’s Under 19 football team recently emerged victorious from the Copa Costa Brava elite youth football championship. The international tournament, hosted in Lloret De Mar, Spain, attracts the world’s best in young footballing talent.

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The Empower Project has launched an ambitious new programme to support families in Mid Ulster & Antrim & Newtownabbey Council areas with children who are on the autism spectrum, are dyslexic or dyspraxic. Between Easter and the end of June, the planned programme of 46 different activities will include creative play and storytelling sessions, as well as workshops to address some areas of concern for families, such as ASD and Anger, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), Toileting and Food and Mood.

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