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Transition Year (TY)

Transition Year (TY)

▪▪Pictured at the launch of the Young Social Innovators (YSI) National Speak Out Tour 2018 at the Mansion House
were Donahies Community School students (clockwise from top centre) Jamie McGuirk (16), Taylor Massey (16),
Gavin Donegan (15), Lauryn Fitzpatrick (15), Ellie Newnham (16) and Chloe Kennedy (15). The students’ project,
titled ‘Don’t throw away, give away’, is an awareness raising project tackling the amount of waste that people and
households throw away. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN

(Northside People 14th March 2018)

Transition Year

The main objective of the Transition Year is to 'promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of pupils and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative and responsible members of society.’

Transition Year provides students with an opportunity to experience a wide range of educational inputs, life skills and work experience at a remove from the examination focus.

Transition year is not examined, but rather is assessed, and is intended to be a broad educational experience which assists in the transition from the school environment by encouraging creativity and responsibility for ones self.

Homework is an important part of the Transition Year. In addition to traditional styles of homework, students are expected to do projects, assignments, interviews and research. Transition Year homework may involve hours spent after school arranging work experience, or visiting the elderly as a component of work in the community.

YSI 2018 Speak Out 2018

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▪▪Pictured at the launch of the Young Social Innovators (YSI) National Speak Out
Tour 2018 at the Mansion House was Taylor Massey (16), who with her classmates
created the project titled ‘Don’t throw away, give away’. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN: Northside People 14 March 2018

cool WATCH....

Donahies Community School project for Inner City Helping Homeless

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As part of their "Don't Throw Away, Give Away" young social innovators project students from Donahies CS made food packages, sanitary packs and donated other items to ICHH to distriibute to thomeless people across Dublin. Click on the image above to see a short film about the project.

TY students Sleep-Over 2017

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TY students go ice skating Christmas 2017

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