St. Mary's Mallow Transition Year Projects

LOG ON, LEARN A new Transition Year Program - teaching older people computer skills











Log On, Learn is a simple and user-friendly method devised to engage our older population in computer training using the principles of the one-to-one method.

The program is designed to "buddy up" a participating transition year student tutor with an older person from their local community, so each share their skills.

This program completed in St. Mary's on the 22nd March, 2010 and has been a huge success with both the students and Transition Years.

The training sessions took place on Monday mornings for the last number of weeks and included in the photograph are some of the Students and Transition Years that took part.













Pictured are the Transition Year students involved this year in Young Social Innovators at the opening of their shop "Pennywise".

The opening took place on Thursday 11th March, 2010 in Mallow Youth Centre and was attended by celebrities and local dignitaries'. RTE News, on which the girls were featured, was also in attendance.

The girls, taking note of the present times and recession, decided to open up a shop for second hand/nearly new clothes.

The shop is opened on Friday evenings from 3.00pm to 7.00pm in Mallow Youth Centre. Presently the shop just sells girls fashions but going forward they hope to branch out to men's clothes and have a web site up and running as well. Good luck girls.