Young Social Innovators “Darkness to Light”

On May 12th, as part of the Young Social Innovators programme, TY class Rang Niamh from Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath participated in a 5km charity walk at the Phoenix Park, Dublin, led by their teacher Ms. Cronin, and accompanied by Ms. Glynn.

The walk, entitled “Darkness into Light” was organised by Pieta House, Dublin, a centre which specialises in the prevention of self-harm and suicide.

The walk started in darkness at 4am and finished in brightness as the dawn was rising.

The event has been described as a “symbolic and beautiful event” and marks the recent upsurge in suicides, in the hope of their prevention and reduction.

The class, through organising a bake sale, and through gaining sponsorship for their walk, managed to raise over €1,000, a cheque for which they presented, on the night of their graduation to Marie Peelo, a representative from Pieta House.

The students, with the assistance of their teacher Ms Cronin, have made a video diary of their experiences on the walk. This was shown on the night of their graduation & can also be viewed on the school website.

Congratulations to all involved.