5th Year students are currently being offered the opportunity to participate in the Gaisce Award. Gaisce – the President’s Award, is Ireland’s very own National Challenge Award, the country’s most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to the youth of Ireland… the nation’s future.
Nationwide, the Award programme is open to all young people between the ages of 15 and 25. Anyone can take part as long as they are self-motivated and up to the challenge.
There are four different challenge areas. To earn an award, students will need to participate in each of the four challenge areas. They might decide to build on an activity they’ve tried in the past. Each participant must participate in at least one new activity to earn an award.
While interested 5th years will be aiming for their Bronze Award, students who choose to do so, can go on to complete their Silver and Gold Awards. This Award is a valuable addition to any C.V.
Students participating in the Gaisce Award might like to consider volunteering with the Irish Red Cross, Carlow Division. Students who become members of the Red Cross are eligible for free first aid training (which counts as your new skill!). Training takes place in Carlow 7.30pm-8.30pm (U.16) 8.30pm-9.30pm (over 16).
Application forms are available from the Chaplain