Fourteen transition year students of Mercy Heights Secondary
School Skibbereen held a very successful Ladies Gaelic Football TY/AS Programme
recently in conjunction with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.
Day 1 of the programme saw the participants develop their
personal skills particularly in the areas of coaching and refereeing. In
addition the students received event management training which assisted in
creating links with the local primary school. During this module students were
provided with the necessary skills to organise an event for a group of 57 eager
5th and 6th class students from St. Joseph’s Girls National School, Skibbereen
on day 2.
the second day went ahead on November 26th when the girls
from St. Joseph’s travelled to Skibbereen Sports Centre to participate in the
very successful event day. The day saw everyone get an opportunity to exercise
ladies football in a fun and safe environment.
After finishing with the activities the students were then
presented with LGFA certificates and refreshments kindly sponsored by Fields
Supervalu of Skibbereen.
As a result of participating in this programme the TY
students have gained lifelong skills transferable to many social situations
both inside and outside the school. The school was provided with the
opportunity to secure sustainable links with the local primary school.