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Disability Awareness


As only a few days remained in the month of March, another opportunity to meet another inspiring and captivating individual rose as a Disability Public Awareness Officer, Richard Alcorn, arrived at Crana College to explain clearly to the students, what having a disability really means and how to properly treat those who have a disability, with respect.


As Richard Alcorn has experienced what it is like to live with a disability, he explained clearly what not to do and what you can do when wanting to help another individual. Richard also informed us on some experiences on how he was treated that had happened to him in the past, which were quite shocking.

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Although there is some people who bring a lot of negativity to this subject, there are others such as Richard who bring a joyful atmosphere to it. The Donegal manager Rory Gallagher and the captain Michael Murphy also have a great influence in supporting equal rights for people with disabilities, as shown in the video below.

By describing the job of a PA and the work of DCIL, students learn that people with disabilities can be independent, control their own lives and take their own decisions, given the correct help and support. This was a very important lesson as hopefully we will be more careful and think more as we put each other in the shoes of others.


For more information on DCIL –Β


Drink and Driving

During our Road Safety class we were given the task of creating a leaflet, highlighting the effects of drink driving and warning young drivers not to be consuming any alcohol whilst or before they drive.


Each student created a leaflet, which included facts and images that warned the dangers of drink driving. As the leaflets were created by the students, it may help the pupils who read them easier to understand as it will be made more clearer to read and highlight the most important facts.


The making of this project will also help the Transition Years with their Driving Theory test, as it is one of the key topics found in the driving theory exams and will help us to remember some important facts.


Drink Driving is one of the biggest factors leading to road crashes in Ireland. Even though this is a widespread topic when it comes to Car Rules, a lot of the population still don’t listen to the warnings and thus cause fatal crashes which lead to death.

A sample of the leaflet that I have created is attached below and can be printed if wanted.

Stop and think, don’t drink!


Speed. It’s the biggest contributing factor to road deaths in Ireland.
Speeding is one of the easiest road accident issue to do, eating you penalty points and possibly deaths.

When you hit someone at 50kmph, they have a 50% of living. But hit them at 60kmph, and that chance drops to just 10%.

However, people can avoid any of these tragedies by simply, staying below the speeding limit, always keeping their eyes on the road, and never ever drink and drive.

Driving slower is better than never driving again.

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