YSI winning project 2010

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Bare Necessities – Jack Bolger, Peadar Cody and Ben Doherty.

Congratulations to the students of TY1 on their recent success in the Young Social Innovators competition. They won their category which was entitled “Making Our Country More Inclusive and Poverty Free”.

They were presented their award by Minister of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, in Croke Park on May 5th.

Their project entitled “Bare Necessities” raised much needed funds for Focus Ireland and the Simon Community. They also raised awareness with their “key campaign”. They held a 1st year hurling blitz, food drive and bake sales to raise funds to purchase care packs. Over six thousand TY students participated and over 400 teams were entered. Ten awards were presented on the day with TY1 scooping the award for combating poverty and social exclusion. Great credit must go to their teacher Ms Cushen and many thanks also to Ms Kinsella and Ms Wessley who put a lot of work into the YSI. Well done everyone!

Members of the Winning YSI group.

YSI winners
On stage for the prizegiving.


Cillian Bennett, Robert Muldoon, Ethan Butler and Brian Mernagh.


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