Gaisce, the Presidents Award

Posted on : September 3, 2019

Every year students from TY participate in Gaisce, The Presidents Award. This is a National initiative to get young people involved in community activity and personal development over a full year. This year we had 27 students completing their Bronze Gaisce Award. During  TY they took on a physical skill, a personal skill and committed to some sort of community involvement. The final part of their Gaisce Award was to complete an Adventure Journey. On the 29th of August, accompanied by Ms Tiernan and Mrs Lipsett, the – now 5th year students –  travelled to Westport, where they cycled the Greenway from Achill to Westport, a distance of nearly 50 km. Hannah Ryan was unable to participate in the cycle and instead completed the challenge by hiking the greenway with her brother James. The students stayed overnight in a hostel in Westport. On Friday the 30th they went to Westport Adventure Centre. Students attempted scaling the heights on the  high ropes before the day was cut short by very wet weather conditions.  Some photos can be seen HERE. Our Bronze Gaisce Award students should be congratulated on their achievement which they all completed with great enthusiasm and  commitment. Gaisce is something that all TYs should do and Ms Tiernan will be speaking to current TY students shortly about participating in the Bronze Gaisce Award. 





Latest News

  • Act of Remembrance and Reconciliation

    On Thursday November 14th Sligo Grammar School held its annual Act of Remembrance and Reconciliation. The school takes time every year to pause and think about the many Irishmen and women who fell in both World Wars, as well as …

    Read More »

  • Mr. Michael Leyden

    It is with great sadness that Sligo Grammar School mourns the passing of Mr. Michael Leyden. Michael taught in Sligo Grammar School since the late 1980s and was an extremely committed teacher of English, earning the respect and admiration of students, …

    Read More »

  • Prize Day 2019

    Sligo Grammar School’s Annual Prize Day was held in Calry Church on Wednesday 23rd October. The Church was filled to capacity as the whole school turned out to celebrate the accomplishments of their classmates. This year the guest speaker was …

    Read More »

  • Winning Kayakers

    On Tuesday 8th October Sligo Grammar School took part in the Call of The Wild Schools Kayak Competition. SGS hosted the event and welcomed competitors from other local schools. There was a series of competitions for seasoned kayakers and newcomers. …

    Read More »

  • TY Sea Swim for Charity

    On Wednesday 16th October the 80+ students in TY braved the Atlantic Ocean for their annual Sponsored Swim. As usual the group dressed up in all sorts of fancy dress and were bussed out to Rosses Point beach where they …

    Read More »


  • View all Latest News »

Want to find out more about us?

Have a look at our online prospectus