Gaisce or ‘great achievement’ is a self-development programme for young people between the ages of 15-25 and has been in existence since 1985. To date over 300,000 young people have participated in the Gaisce programme.
Students apply online and complete the tasks during Transition Year. The school “Pal” monitors the students’ progress.
The four key areas are:
- Community Involvement
- Personal Skill
- Physical Recreation
- Adventure Journey
With exception to the Adventure Journey, each challenge area requires a minimum participation of 1 hour per week for 13 weeks. The Adventure Journey takes place over a minimum of 2 days and 1 night. Coláiste Muire students can use their week in Cappanalea or Aghado for their Adventure journey.
An additional 13 weeks must be completed in one challenge area of your choice. This could be an activity you really enjoyed, or an activity in which you feel you still have room for improvement. As a result, it will take at least 26 weeks to complete your Bronze Award, however everyone is free to complete the award at their own pace.
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See Gaisce 2020 Awards here