Den Awards 2016
YSI Dublin Den 2016 - February 23rd 2016
St. Joseph's College, Lucan, Dublin - Classroom Comfort
Awarded €400 for the creation of a ‘Zen Room’ area within their school and printing of booklet to support positive learning spaces.
Donahies Community School, Dublin 13 - Feeling lonely it's not you only
Awarded €200 for the creation of a friendship bench for their school and coffee morning to ease loneliness and isolation some students feel at school
Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount, Dublin 8 - Calamity Mary
Awarded €250.48 for the production of silicone bands for Alzheimers sufferers.
St. Joseph's College, Lucan, Dublin - Educating Anxiety
Awarded €655 for the printing of teaching aids and DVDs to be sent out to schools (easing anxiety for students moving from Primary School to Secondary School).
Donahies Community School, Dublin 13 - Team Smart Heart
Awarded €400 to support their book launch event and printing of leaflets promoting the 'Healthy Heart Cookbook'
Coláiste Pobail Rath Chairn, Co. Meath - It's ok to be Gay
Awarded €300 towards digital support for the production of a short film.
Portmarnock Community School, Co. Dublin - Global Citizens - Mapping the Future
Awarded €750 towards hosting further ‘mapathon’ events.
Meanscoil Gharman, Inis Corthaidh - Hidden Harm
Awarded €1500 towards billboard costs in Wexford and printing of posters and leaflets about excessive alcohol consumption.
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore, Co. Offaly - Road Rulers
Awarded €578 towards printing and distribution of brochures regarding road safety for local Primary Schools.
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore, Co. Offaly - Volunteer Generation
Awarded €800 towards App development and production (linking students with volunteer opportunities)
YSI Dublin Cork 2016 - February 25th 2016
Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry, Co. Cork - Cherish Our Elderly
Awarded €850 to hold a day event with students and the elderly citizens in the local area.
Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry - Generation Integration
Awarded €1250 to produce a stone sculpture for the local town that promotes cross-cultural appreciation and a welcoming feeling towards all cultures and people in the area.
Youthreach, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare - Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain
Awarded €400 to support the production and printing of self ‘checklist’ cards regarding student well-being, support services and suicide prevention.
Mount Mercy College, Cork – Mother Nature Knows Breast
Awarded €500 to create, produce and distribute their educational resource (DVD) that highlights the benefits of breastfeeding.
Bishopstown Community School, Cork – Mental Health (Oscar & Jack)
Awarded €600 to print and publish the second book in their series of educational resources for children.
Beara Community School, Castletownbere, Co. Cork – See Me Coeliac
Awarded €750 to create and distribute packs throughout Munster that teach others about Coeliac Disease in order to build an awareness of its effects.
Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry – Serving Smiles
Awarded €700 to host events within the school that promote positive psychology and for app development.
St. Colman's Community College, Middleton, Co. Cork – Teenage Awareness of Cancer
Awarded €500 to create a website and booklets aimed at teenagers so they can understand cancer awareness and the different types.
Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal – Loreto Gems
Awarded €300 for the creation of 200 books to educate young people about the dangers of gender stereotyping.