TY Petition for Screening for Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
As part of a TY Social Education project, a group of students have started a petition to look for free screening for all students in schools.
This project was motivated by the loss of two young people, both of whom were very special and important in the lives of students in TY and Desmond College. A paper and a Facebook petition have been organised.
Please click on the link to support this worthy cause: http://www.facebook.com/groups/229471293849848/
Young Social Innovators Project: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
TYs are currently planning a launch for the project. This project follows on from the work done by last years’ TYs. Plans for the project include:
- Making wrist bands with our slogan printed on them. (Slogan = Screening is the heart of the matter)
- Making an advert.
- Getting our petition signed, especially signatures from doctors and nurses.
- Holding a sports day in which screening will be provided.
- Encouraging our students to learn CPR.
Launch of SADS Campaign by TYs
On 14th December 2013, Desmond College held a record breaking Siege of Ennis in the school.
Students from 1st and 2nd year along with some very brave teachers, including the Principal, danced a Siege of Ennis for 40 mins while the Trad Group played for them!
This event was to launch the TY Young Social Innovator Project which aims to follow last years TY Group and continue to raise awareness of SADS. The dance was watched by members of the school community along with local sporting and business representatives. The event finished with a coffee morning where delicious cakes were served to all including parents of the TY class who came to show their support.
Much thanks must be given to the TY class along with Ms. Carol Liston and Ms Elaine Higgins for organising such a great event.
TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS’ RADIO INTERVIEW: