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CEIST Student Leadership Conference 2016

The second CEIST Student Leadership Conference took place on Tuesday March 15th in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.

The event was a great success with 80 of our schools sending representatives from their student body. 

As the Conference also coincided with Proclamation Day it was fitting that the 1916 Rising was marked in this centenary year.

Pictured above are students from Presentation Thurles with Marie Grffin, CEO, CEIST and Professor Daire Keogh, President, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra. 

Presentation Thurles enacted the signing and reading of the Proclamation at the commencement of the Student Conference.

At the end of the day each student also received a copy of the Proclamation.

After the opening liturgy and dramatization the students went into workshops where they heard presentations from students who had displayed leadership in their own schools. They also explored the concept of being a leader in a Catholic school.

After lunch the students returned to the main lecture theatre where they heard the youngest TD elected to this Dail speak about his own leadership journey.

Amongst other things Jack Chambers, a TD for Dublin West told students to stay focused and determined and not distracted by the negative views from others who may not wish them to succeed.

Pictured above Jack Chambers T.D. with the CEIST Team. 

Earlier in the day the students received a surprise visit from former Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern, who dropped into the workshops to say hello and commend them on their commitment to leadership in their own schools.

CEIST would like to thank all the schools who nominated students to attend the Conference as well as the students who attended and presented on the day.

We look forward to another successful conference in 2017.

Pictured above are the excellent Eureka Secondary School Kells Band who entertained all at the conference. 

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