Ardscoil Mhuire Transition Year students bridge generation gap

Transition year students in Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe are bridging the generation gap with two new initiatives inspired by the Young Social Innovators project.

Young Social Innovators or Y.S.I. was set up in 2001 by Sr. Stanislaus kennedy and Rachel Collier to engage young people in social projects that will benefit their community.

The first project initiated by the Ardscoil Mhuire students offers free computer classes to members of the community aged 65 and over.

Taking full advantage of the technology skills of their younger counterparts, 23 local people have been following the An Post, “Log on, Learn” scheme since January.

The Transition year students’ second project is a compilation of stories and memories of life in Ballinasloe for a book entitled  “Fadó, Fadó” .

The aim of the book is to preserve the spirit and character of the town and introduce a new generation to its stories and history.

The book will be launched in May and will be on sale in the school and in shops around the town.