Grange Post Primary School Gaisce Awards
Gaisce Gold Awards
President Mc Aleese presented 70 Gaisce Gold Awards to young adults from all over the Island of Ireland (this was the President’s final public function for Gaisce) As Patron of Gaisce – The President’s Award. The Awards are presented for prolonged commitment in five different areas of activity: community involvement, personal skills; physical recreation, a residential project and an adventure journey.
The Awards were presented on Thursday 29th September 2011 at 2pm in St Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle. Two past pupils of Grange Post Primary School: Eileen Gibson and Joanne Conway each received their Gold Award from President Mc Aleese.
Siobhan Evans and Lorna Creaven were their Gaisce Pals and attended the presentation also, they supported the girls as they worked to achieve their Bronze Award in Fourth year in Grange Post Primary School. Then their Silver President’s Award over the next eighteen months, the girls worked hard to receive this award doing Community work, learning a new skill (Joanne learned to drive and passed her test - well done!) and taking part in an adventure.
These hard working and motivated girls then moved onto their Gold Award and helped to train our football teams for tournaments and football leagues as part of their community work. They spent some time working with the St Vincent De Paul over the summer. We are extremely proud of you both on this fantastic achievement.
Many of our Fourth year students are going for their bronze Award this year and we wish well with their various endeavours.