St Joseph's College Lucan

GOLD GAISCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

A Historic Day for St Joseph's College
10-December-18
GOLD GAISCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Monday was a historic day for St Joseph's College, as three of our former students received the Gold Gaisce Award from President Higgins in Dublin Castle.

Eimear Hayes, Aoife Crowley and Jenny Kavanagh did the Leaving Certificate in 2014.

Gaisce - The President's Award, is a personal development programme for young people between the ages of 15-25 in Ireland.

Interested students can start the Bronze Gaisce in Transition Year - usually about 100 students do it. They take on 13 weeks of Community, Physical and Personal skills with a 26km venture trip.

In 5th Year, students can continue the achievement with 26 weeks of Community, Physical and Personal skills and a 50km hike over 3 days - we have 12 students doing silver this year!

The Gold is normally started in 6th year or 1st year of college - this requires 50 weeks of Community, Physical and Personal skills with an 80km hike over 4 days, along with a 4 day residential project.

Eimear, Aoife and Jenny achieved Bronze in 2012, Silver in 2013 and they have been working on the Gold since 2014! Great dedication and commitment from all three! Well done girls!

Congratulations must also go to Ms Bligh, who has accompanied the 3 ladies on their journey since 2012 as their PAL (President's Award Leader)!

“I congratulate this year’s Gold Awardees who have shown determination and commitment to achieving their awards. It is only right they are celebrated in beautiful Dublin Castle. We applaud, too, the commitment and dedication of the President’s Award Leaders (PALs) who mentored the young people through their Gaisce journey and to this special day. A huge thank you to all the organisations and the PALs for supporting young people to fulfil their potential through Gaisce – The President’s Award.” - Yvonne McKenna, Chief Executive of Gaisce

Mar
26 2019
5th Year Retreat
Apr
04 2019
Gaisce Bronze Hike
Apr
08 2019
Staff Meeting
Apr
09 2019
Italian Tour
Apr
12 2019
TY Careers trip to NUIM
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