A new course called ‘agriculture and self-sufficiency’ has been started at Adamstown Vocational College, Coláiste Abbáin, in Co Wexford, for Junior Cycle students. The course was developed by learning support and business teacher, Dean O’Connor. There are currently 24 students in first year doing the course which has received approval from the National Council for Curriculum Assessment. This means that it is an examinable subject for junior-cycle students.

“I want to instill passion and love for agriculture in the students, to enable them to learn lifelong skills,” said O’Connor who also started an Agri Club in the school.