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Creativity

This summer, South West College Omagh once again played host to the Red Balloon Guitar Workshop, organised by the Enda Dolan Foundation, set up in honour of Enda Dolan, who sadly passed away in October 2014. As part of the foundation, Dervla Dolan explains, ‘we created...

GCSE Results Day Emotions

GCSE Results

GCSE results day is a significant milestone in anyone’s educational journey, and one that many students and parents associate with trepidation and stress. This years group haven't been helped by the introduction of a new set of grade boundaries which will see a '9 to...

The iPhone at Ten

The iPhone is ten years old, and since its launch in 2007 Apple have sold over a billion of them. This popularity wasn't always expected. Some experts predicted it would only interest gadget geeks; others said early hype would disappear as flaws became evident. But...

#TourismNI

Visitors to South West College recently marvelled at the tourist attractions of Northern Ireland. Last week, we hosted staff from Northern College in Ontario Canada, a college with an international reputation in civil and environmental engineering at technician and graduate level, and Aaron R. Klooster...

Mental Health Awareness Week

A major theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is that mental illness, despite not always carrying the same physical, outward symptoms, is just as important as physical illness. In the past, this hasn't been the case; mental health has often been swept under...

‘An Amazing Weekend’

Looking back at Ireland’s 2017 Six Nations campaign, most fans will point to the last day victory over England, which denied their opponents a record breaking run of victories, as the most memorable moment. For Enniskillen Student, Moira Johnston, however, it was an earlier match...

Essential Skills

Throughout our years at school there are always subjects that seem to carry more importance than others. To be good at Art or P.E. can sometimes seem like a luxury skill or speciality; to focus on History or Geography, Spanish or French is often a...

#WOW 2016 Review

Way out West look back at some of the best moments, and our favourite blogs, from 2016. As 2016 comes to a close, most people will be happy to wave it good-bye. But turning away from some of the bigger and more negative stories, there's still plenty...