Thomond Community College celebrates diversity and integration

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSlimerickMulticultural DayThomond Community College Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsThomond Community College celebrates diversity and integrationBy Alan Jacques – March 30, 2017 2076 Advertisement Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printcenter_img Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash STUDENTS from Thomond Community College will celebrate diversity and integration as part of its inaugural Multicultural Day this Friday, March 31.Students from over 16 countries including Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Angola, Nigeria, Albania and Lithuania will showcase their cultures to the entire school community.The event will be attended by Minister of State David Stanton, who has special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a hugely worthwhile, inclusive event, giving a unique opportunity to each of our International students to showcase their home nation. To see the pride of students in their native traditions and language is just wonderful,” explained Thomond Community College teacher Niamh Harrison.“So many students can truly find a voice through this event and all in attendance, students, staff, parents and guests, learn so much – it truly is an education for all. The day creates a real opportunity to celebrate both diversity and integration,” she added.Cultures spanning the world from Bangladesh to Burma, South Africa and beyond will be explored during the multicultural event.Each country will have a visual display showing what makes their individual cultures unique and interesting.Many of the students will also wear traditional costumes with food prepared and cooked by the students and their families, further reflecting the intercultural theme. An afternoon of international music and dance featuring members of Limerick’s Choice Music Prize-winning Rusangano Family will bring the celebrations to an end.“We see this as an appropriate time to give a well-deserved forum to our citizens of the new Ireland, and a real opportunity to share heritage. It is a unique event across the schools of the Limerick-Clare Education and Training Board and indeed further afield,” Miss Harrison concluded.by Alan [email protected] Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Previous articleCystic Fibrosis champion Gerard is on the run to KillarneyNext articleDefend Limerick’s local post offices Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Father charged with homicide after 12-year-old daughter kills neighbor in car crash

first_imgKTRK(HOUSTON) — The father of a 12-year-old girl who allegedly got behind the wheel of a car and accidentally ran down her neighbor has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.Tomas Mejia Tol, 42, was arrested on Friday after his daughter allegedly was driving in the parking lot outside their home and killed a man who was walking his three dogs and then crashed into a tree. Enrique Vazquez, 47, was killed in the accident.One of the man’s dogs was also killed in the crash.“So he actually said that he was the driver, but we do have video showing that it was his 12-year-old daughter who was the driver,” a spokesperson for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office told Houston ABC station KTRK. “The 12-year-old did indicate that her dad was allowing her to drive the car to practice driving.”Mejia has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child.Mejia’s 2-year-old child was also in a car seat in the back of the vehicle at the time of the crash, prosecutors said.The accident took place at about 4 p.m. on Thursday, authorities said.The accident in still under investigation.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more