A list of activities for Transition Year for the forthcoming months has been drawn up. It gives details of trips to different events, opportunities to get involved in projects and details of some of the speakers who will be talking to the students. Other activities will be organised in addition to those mentioned below. I want to thank Ms Celine McGuinness for her organisation of these speakers and events. I would also like to thank the teachers who accompanied the students on the recent ski trip to Andorra and to Mr Gerry Desmond for his organisation.
Visit to the Young Scientist Exhibition
Speaker from Government Foreign Office in relation to the role of the Ambassador and Career opportunities in the Foreign Office department.
John O’Shea – GOAL – the work of NGO’s (non-Government Organisations) in Africa
Senator Catherine Noone re her role in the Senate
Visit to Microsoft offices
Speaker from Law Society
Alcohol Action information session
Build –a-bank initiative is ongoing throughout the year – an opportunity to develop saving habits and learn about budgeting
FAI Coaching initiative is ongoing over the next few months
Speaker Local Enterprise
Future Sparks Festival – AIB sponsored event to showcase young entrepreneurs and bright initiatives which are being developed around the country.
Social Placement April 1st to April 12th
Leaders on our Level: April 4th Large gathering of people who have overcome personal situations and achieved tremendous feats. This is an annual event which attracts schools from around the country and inspires young people and challenges them to set targets and not to be put off by obstacles, either real or imagined.
Driving School: approx. cost: 80 euro. Opportunity to drive under guidance (Goffs)
School Musical: approx. cost: 50 euro. (This fee has already been paid)
Project involving Garda Siochana and Road Safety Authority
Cycle to Glendalough (or bus + hike): This event will occur in early May and will cost approx. 15 euro.
Ty Graduation Day May 17th
Other event may arise as opportunities present themselves