“I chose this particular course in ITB because I had an interest in working with children.
During my final year at ITB I was given an assignment to write and illustrate a children’s book which supported their social and emotional development.
I designed a book called ‘Sonas and Daithí’ which is about friendship and children starting in a new school. My book was chosen to be published by the Fingal County Libraries, which was such an amazing opportunity for me. It still feels surreal to be able to look up my name on the library catalogue and see my very own book come up in the search results. This opportunity would not have been possible without ITB. I discovered a love for drawing and writing which I did not have before. Having the book published has opened doors for me, including helping me to obtain a full time position as a preschool room leader. Thanks to ITB I now have something extra to put on my CV, something that stands out to potential employers as well as my level 8 degree in Early Childhood Care and Education.
I have made some great friends which makes the college experience even better as you get to share it with others whether it’s helping each other out with assignments, and most importantly enjoying the college life together.”
Orlagh Mc Donald
Early Childhood Care and Education