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General School News, Transition Year / 27 September 2018
Transition Year Exploring the Student Experience Irish Second Level Students Union (ISSU)

Transition Year Exploring the Student Experience Irish Second Level Students Union (ISSU)

The question of whether TY is worthwhile has certainly been brought up as an issue, especially in the context of the new Junior Cycle Student Award and the reforms that it brings to our education system.

Many of the skills that the Junior Cycle Student Award aims to promote and develop are those that TY currently provides; the question is now how TY will need to change  to complement the Junior and Senior Cycles, and provide a unique learning experience for students. 

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General School News, Career Guidance / 27 September 2018
Smarter World Smarter Work: Future ready: improving graduate employability skills

Smarter World Smarter Work: Future ready: improving graduate employability skills

How we work is changing.

This paper highlights the needs for employers, educators and government to work together and identifies practical recommendations to make this happen. This work is part of Ibec’s Smarter World, Smarter Work campaign. The campaign looks at how work and the labour market is changing and sets out an ambitious vision for our economy and our society. Crucially, it identifies what action we need to take now if we are to reap the rewards and avoid the pitfalls. 

See here for more details.

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General School News, Student Council, Green Schools, Transition Year / 26 September 2018
Stratford joins Senior Social Innovation Action Programme

Stratford joins Senior Social Innovation Action Programme

Students work in teams, explore social issues that concern them and develop and implement creative responses and solutions to social need. Learning is youth-led and value-based, infused with an understanding of human rights, ethics and how innovation contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Certification is given to young social innovators on completion of the programme. Click here for more details.

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