Transition Year students achieved a position at the Young Social Innovators Showcase with their project: “To read or to text that is the question”. This project was a response to the issue of reading in the lives of young people who TY believe are consumed with texting and social networking. The students prepared their project by; conducting a survey, reading in the local primary schools, a read-a-thon and a poster campaign.
They attended a ‘Speakout’ event in Kilkenny on, March 15th and presented their project to the judges and hosts of other schools present. Here, they were chosen to be in the last 60 school projects to present out of over 374 projects. Young Social Innovators provide a unique opportunity for young people to address social issues.