The School actively promotes Gaisce – The President’s Awards scheme every year, with many Transition Year pupils taking up the challenge of gaining their bronze and silver medals while some go on to achieve the gold medal in subsequent years.
To earn an award, each Gaisce participant must undertake activities in four areas, under the headings:
- Skill (e.g. computers)
- Community (e.g. first aid, fund-raising, charity work)
- Physical (e.g. swimming)
- Adventure (e.g. organise a two-day hike/cycle/canoe trip)