Leaving and Junior Cert Woodwork


Well done to our 6th yrs on completing their Construction Projects after COVID

Leaving Cert Wood Projects 2020


6th Year Projects nearing completion

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New Woodwork Room
We are delighted with our new woodwork room. Here are some photos of our second years hard at work making clocks and serving trays.

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The 2nd years have been working on their cartoon characters since September.



May 2019

Presenting our End of Year Projects

Leaving Cert Wood Projects 2019

Junior Cert Wood Projects 2019

TY Wood Projects 2019

Feburary 2019

Fifth and Sixth Year Construction Trip

Here are some photos of our Construction Studies 5th/6th Year Trip to Granagh Concrete, Lynchs Quarry and a new building site in Kilfinny. 

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Second Year Project Work

Here are some photos from our industrious 2nd Yr woodwork classes busy making clocks and serving trays.

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January 2019

Recent site visit to the school building project by 5th & 6th LCA Construction students.

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December 2018

Sample of 2nd year clocks completed that they have designed themselves.



October 2018

Our 2nd year students have been working hard on their projects recently....


September 2018

First Years introduction to Woodwork in 2018

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Febraury 2018

A few action shots from our current Second Years as they are making Towel Holders, Foot Stool & Clocks.

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Here is a quick video of one of our students turning a towel holder.

2nd Years 2017/2018

Our 2nd years are hard at work this year, here are some of the clocks that they have been working on:

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2nd Years 2017/2018
Some of our second years are just finishing their Toy Planes.

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TY 2017/2018
This year TYs were asked to photograph their own home or a house close to where they lived with their Ipad. The pupils were then able to create accurate drawings of the house using both Google Maps/Street View and Technical Graphics skills. Currently they are creating each wall individually from modelling card and timber sticks to support it. The aim is to have their own individual model created before Christmas and mounted on a base piece that will represent the site and surrounding landscaping where relevant.

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1st Years 2017/2018

Here are some pictures of our first year class busy at work on their first "Trenching" project.

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2016 / 2017

Leaving Cert Wood Projects 2017




Junior Cert Wood Projects 2017



TY Wood Projects 2017


Here is an example of some of Toy Trains completed by our 2nd years recently ...

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Here is one of our 3rd yrs who is turning a bowl for his Junior Cert projectwork.

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Here are some pictures of the hard work of 6th years' are doing at the moment working on their projects...

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Here is one of our 3rd yrs woodturning a biro from Walnut. And the finish piece on the right.

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On Tuesday December 13th the 5th and 6th Construction Studies classes visited LIT where they witnessed demonstrations on a wide range of Construction based activities. We saw the use of a CNC router, cube testing of concrete, soil sampling, site surveying, roofing methods, use of ICT in interior design, etc.

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Example of clocks made since September!

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Here is a quick video demonstrating Wood Turning.



We are delighted with the fantastic craftsmanship from both our Leaving and Junior Cert students. Please have a look at the beautiful pieces below:


Leaving Certs Wood Projects 2016



Junior Cert Wood Projects 2016


Since Christmas our 2nd Yrs have been designing their own hand crafted lamps. Students were asked to bring in an old piece of firewood which we transformed on the lathe into a fully functional lamp. Each student was required to input their own unique design for both the lamp and the base piece. Some used wood-burning, others used veneers in the form of parquetry to decorate their project.


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Miguel Marzo from Spain spent 6 weeks with us in Scoil Pol, he had never done Woodwork before and eventhough he had very little English he completed this decorative piece of Parquetry. It was finished to a very high standard and he picked up new Woodwork skills very quickly to complete it within the short time he spent with us.



Junior Certificate 2015 Wood Projects

Junior Cert Wood Projects 2015

Leaving Certificate 2015 Wood Projects

Leaving Cert Wood Project 2015

News: Second Year Wooden Stools


As another year comes to a close for these students there are more fabulous pieces created in the Woodwork room in Scoil Pol. The latest project was a hand-crafted stool where the 2nd years got to choose the designs on the legs and whether they wanted the top in timber or upholestry.
We are very grateful to the Hayes family of Ballylanders who supplied us with the foam for the seats of our stools. 

Second Year Wood Projects

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2014 Wood Projects

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Leaving Certs Trip to LIT

On Tuesday Dec 9th Leaving Certificates visited LIT campus in Moylish where they were shown demonstrations on Building Construction, Joinery Techniques, Concrete Testing, Site Surveying, 3D CAD, etc.


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Second Year Toy Trains


For the past 6 weeks 2nd years have been working on a Toy Train made from softwood but stained to look like more expensive hardwoods. They engaged in activities where they used the lathe to turn the wheels, cylinder and chimney, the mortiser to make the windows & used a biscuit and dowel joint to assemble it together.


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5th & 6th yr Students visit Construction Site
September 26th
Fifth & Sixth Year students went to Croagh, Co. Limerick last Friday Sept 26th to visit an active building site. Students were paired up and given twelve activities related to various building components and strategies to investigate at the site.
Students were required to measure and record the various building materials being used in modern day construction. Students were also given the opportunity to complete interior designs for various rooms within the building, e.g. Where to position a TV, couch and coffee table in the living room. The builder explained to the whole class group how to mark out and cut a common rafter that would be used as part of the roof for this structure.

Construction Field Trip 2014


2013 Wood Projects

Wood 2013


2012 Wood Projects

Wood Projects 2012


2011 Wood Projects

Wood Projects 2011