Gaisce Award

Posted on : September 5, 2022

For some of the new 5th years the school year started with a trip away to Glendalough. This was the final part of their Gaisce programme, started in TY.  Gaisce, the President’s Award, is a challenge to young people to develop new skills and get involved in the community over the period of a year. Each participant is asked to take on a new personal skill,  a community activity and a physical activity. These challenges take place over an extended period, 13 weeks for each element with an added 13 weeks of activities in any one of the challenge areas – 26 weeks in all.  This is, clearly, a big commitment and well done to the students who persevered throughout TY. The culmination of the year was an “adventure” trip over two days. The SGS students went on a two-day hike in the beautiful Glendalough area. They were accompanied by Mr Lynch and Ms McManus. They will be presented with their Bronze Gaisce awards later in the term. Anyone who wishes may now go on to the next Gaisce level – the Silver Award. This year’s TY students will have their chance at the Bronze Award under the guidance of Ms Tiernan. The Gaisce challenges really help the students develop in terms of their personal skills, their physical fitness and as caring and involved citizens. A very valuable TY opportunity.





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