Gaisce-The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages young people to find their passion, get active and make a difference in their community! Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
All Transition Year students in St. Anne’s accept the challenge of achieving the Bronze Award by completing challenges in four different areas:
- Personal skill
- Community involvement
- Physical activity
- Adventure journey
Almost all students who undertake the challenge complete all four tasks and are successful in achieving their Gaisce Bronze Award. The skills they learn along the way and the fun they have make the whole experience very worthwhile indeed.
Upon completion of the Bronze award, the many St. Anne’s pupils move on to complete the Silver award in Fifth year.