Gaisce – The President’s Award


Gaisce – the President’s Award is Ireland’s very own National Challenge Award, the country’s most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to you . . . . The nation’s future. This Award is running in St Mary’s College for students aged 14 or over. How to earn an award? There are 4 different challenge areas. To earn an award, you will need to participate in each of the 4 challenge areas. You might decide to build on an activity you’ve tried in the past. Each participant must participate in at least one new activity to earn an award. The 4 challenge areas are:
  1. Community Involvement
  2. Personal Skill
  3. Physical Recreation
  4. Adventure Journey
A Residential Project is required for the Gold Award Who can compete for the President’s Award? The Award programme is open to all young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Anyone can take part as long as you’re self-motivated and up to the challenge. When you decide that this challenge is for you and that you would like to take it further then go and see Mrs M McGinley / Mrs M Dunne. You could also visit the websites listed below: www.gaisce.ie www.dukeofedinburgh.org

St Mary’s College Bronze and Silver Award Participants pictured with special quest Peter Canavan at an Award ceremony held recently in Omagh.