Students attend ‘Speak Out’
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.