Stu­dents at­tend ‘Speak Out’

Bray People - - Council Report -

WICK­LOW stu­dents were part of an 800 strong del­e­ga­tion who at­tended the Young So­cial In­no­va­tors ‘Speak Out’ fo­rum in Dublin last week.

The stu­dents dis­cussed is­sues such as an­i­mal test­ing, the psy­cho­log­i­cal ef­fect of hair loss dur­ing chemo­ther­apy, and the links be­tween sui­cide and re­la­tion­ship break-up.

The 15 to 18 year-olds came from Wick­low Dublin, Kil­dare, Of­faly and West­meath to at­tend the fo­rum.

More than 5,500 teenagers are tak­ing part in the Young So­cial In­no­va­tors’ cit­i­zen­ship pro­gramme in schools and Youthreach ser­vices this year.

It in­volves com­plet­ing projects which could then be se­lected for ex­hi­bi­tion in the RDS in May when the Young So­cial In­no­va­tor of the Year awards are pre­sented.

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