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