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Oct 4, 2012

Gold Gaisce Award for Kinsale

We would like to extend congratulations to one of our own, Aisling Judge, who received her gold award from President Michael D Higgins on September 27th 2012. She is pictured here with the President and our Gaisce co-ordinator Miss Leona Forde. Gaisce, the President’s Award is Ireland’s very own National Challenge Award. It is the country’s most prestigious and respected individual award programme. It is open to all young people between the ages of 15 and 25.  It works as a personal challenge set by an individual in four areas. They are, community involvement, learning a new personal skill, taking part in physical recreation and participating in an adventure journey such as a hike or cycle. There are three different types of award that you can earn – bronze, silver and gold. We at Kinsale Community school encourage our Transition Years to take up the challenge and are pleased that many of our students succeed every year in gaining their bronze, silver and gold medals.