Community Involvement

 

 

On 23rd September, TY students volunteered to help with Primary Schools Athletic Event in Sligo IT.  All of 4A was involved in helping children with setting up.

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This page gives all the information about the Transition Year students and what they are doing when they get involved in the local community. Getting involved in Community activities  is an important part of Transition Year and students. A host of different projects are taken on during the year which encourage TY students to think about the world outside their own experience. Last year students did fundraising activities for charities and worked with various community groups.

 

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2015-2016

SGS in the Community

On Wednesday 25th May TY students from Sligo Grammar School helped host an open afternoon in Liscarney House on Pearse Road. The afternoon marked the culmination of an 8 week art project with artists Naomi Draper (a past pupil) and Niamh O’Conner. The art project was a collaboration with the many different people of all ages who attend Liscarney House. The project centred around tea and chat, with students and adults exchanging stories and reminiscences with one another. The art work produced revolved around food, with the students producing images on burnt toast, making dyes from foodstuffs and napkin folding. On Wednesday the public were invited in for tea and chat and an opportunity to share in the work, and perhaps share their own stories. Sligo Grammar School students enjoyed the opportunity to interact with adults on a personal level and the project dovetailed beautifully with their Inter-Generational Studies class which saw them spend time with residents of Nazareth House throughout the year.

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From bake sales to non uniform days to sponsored swims, our students have been very busy raising money for various good causes this year!

These have included:
◦Shaking buckets for Aware
◦A bake sale and non-uniform day for Bikers for Premature Babies
◦Christmas Shoeboxes
◦A TY sponsored fancy dress swim
◦Lollipop Day for  Oesophageal Cancer
◦A bake sale for Fields of Life
◦A Sponsored Fast for Concern

 

 

Ty students from 2014/15 volunteering for Daffodil Day
Ty students from 2014/15 volunteering for Daffodil Day

 

TY students completed a History Research Project with Sligo Active Retirement Group called "Memories of the Dancehall"
TY students completed a History Research Project with Sligo Active Retirement Group called “Memories of the Dancehall”

SPONSORED SWIM

In  October the TYs held their annual sponsored swim in Rosses Point. €950 was raised which will be given to local charities. Students dressed in a wide array of costumes for the dip in the ocean. Afterwards they were treated to chocolate, drinks and eclairs!

TY students at Rosses Point in Nov. 2014 for their sponsored swim for charity
TY students at Rosses Point in Nov. 2014 for their sponsored swim for charity

 

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE – SEPT 2014

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Last Year 4B organised  a school Ice Bucket Challenge. The whole school took part in this and a huge amount of money was raised for ALS. All students  brought in their own bucket. Some teachers and the headmaster took part in the event.   

The photo shows the start with everyone in an “S” shape before from the right a “Mexican Wave” of ice-bucket dousing along the “S”.

 

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400 was raised for the charity.  Well done 4B!

 

 

 

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