St. Ger­ard’s stu­dents at­tend ‘Young So­cial In­no­va­tors Speak Out’ gath­er­ing in Dublin

Bray People - - School Sreport -

PUPILS FROM St. Ger­ard’s in Bray were among a group of 800 young peo­ple at­tend­ing the Young So­cial In­no­va­tors Speak Out fo­rum in Dublin re­cently.

The day was part of YSI 2009, a cit­i­zen­ship pro­gramme for 15 to 18-yearolds. Be­tween them they are un­der­tak­ing over 400 so­cial action projects through­out Ire­land in ar­eas such as jus­tice, democ­racy, cit­i­zen­ship, com­mu­nity, en­vi­ron­ment and wel­fare. The re­sults will be ex­hib­ited in the RDS next may when the Young So­cial In­no­va­tor of the Year awards are an­nounced. Young peo­ple spke about their con­cerns at the fo­rum on is­sues such as teenage crime, men­tal health and so­cial in­clu­sion of the el­derly. ‘You can be change­mak­ers,’ said Sr, Stanis­laus, Chair­per­son of YSI, to the group of teenagers.

At the Young So­cial In­no­va­tors Speak Out meet­ing were St. Ger­ard’s stu­dents Char­lotte Mulc­ahy, Dil­lon Ka­vanagh, Ai­dan Car­roll, Kevin Olo­han, Mark McGann and Dani Ma­her. Their pa­per was en­ti­tled Pa­per Free School.

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