For the last eight years, ESB has been working with the students and staff of Rosmini Community School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 through the Skills at Work Programme and more recently, through one-to-one mentoring of 5th and 6th year students.
Engagement with Rosmini, and six other schools throughout the country, has been facilitated by Business in the Community Ireland’s Schools Business Partnership Programme.
In 2012, School Principal Philomena Cherry and Career Guidance Teacher Philip McElwee approached ESB with regard to providing support to develop a school library. For ESB, it was an appropriate project with which to acknowledge their long-term link with the school.
According to Kristin Quinn, ESB’s Sustainability Communications Manager,
“A school library has a crucial role to play in encouraging students to develop a lifelong interest in books and reading. We are very pleased that this worthwhile initiative has come to life.
Rosmini has developed a well-equipped, fit for purpose library, resourced with age and ability-appropriate reading material and modern reading technologies. We hope it will help current and future students with all aspects of their academic development and their independent learning and research skills”.
Pictured above: Germaine Noonan, Manager of the BITCI Schools Business Partnership (SBP), pictured with Philip McElwee, Guidance Counsellor & SBP Co-ordinator, Rosmini Community School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 and Eugene Dalton, ESB retiree, formerly, ESB Training & Development Manager and ESB SBP Co-ordinator with Rosmini School at the launch of Rosmini Library in May.
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