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SILS Get Everybody in Christmas Spirit

14 December 2018

Students on the Certificate in Skills for Independent Living put on a programme on Monday 3 December in the Muirhevna Building at DkIT that got everybody in the Christmas spirit.

Under the guidance of lecturers Dr Daithí Kearney and Laura Bowler, the group performed a number of popular Christmas songs, including new lyrics that they had written for the concert, and a number of scenes that reflected their experiences of Christmas.

Speaking at the event, Briege King, a lecturer in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies, noted the enjoyment of all of the students who prepared and the excitement surrounding the performance.

Staff, students and special guests turned out in great numbers for the performance, with a number of the students reflecting on how much they enjoyed singing together as part of a choir. Shannon was delighted that she remembered all of her lines while Paul was very happy that he had performed in front of all of the college.

The Certificate in Skills for Independent Living is a 2 year part-time course specifically developed for adults with intellectual disabilities with the aim that learners will develop a lifelong learning ethos with the promotion of inclusion to third level education. The purpose of this award is to enable learners to develop relevant knowledge and competence to be able to take his/her place in society.


For all enquiries, please contact:

  • Daithi Kearney
  • Centre for Creative Arts Research
  • DkIT Lecturer; Co-Director of the Centre for Creative Arts Research