The Gaisce Award (The Presidents Award) is in its 4th year and run by Ms. Corbett. Every year Transition Year students make a commitment do complete their Bronze Award. Gaisce or ‘great achievement’ is a self-development programme for young people between the ages of 15-25 and has been in existence since 1985.
There are 4 Key Challenge areas for Students :
- Community Involvement
- Personal Skill
- Sporting Activity
- Adventure Journey
With exception to the Adventure Journey, each challenge area requires a minimum participation of 1 hour per week for 13 weeks. The Adventure Journey takes place over a minimum of 2 days and 1 night. An additional 13 weeks must be completed in one challenge area of your choice. This could be an activity you really enjoyed, or an activity in which you feel you still have room for improvement. As a result, it will take at least 26 weeks to complete your Bronze Award.