On Thursday 7th November Sherrard Street Youthreach celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the centre by holding an Open Day.
A wide range of projects and work was displayed by the students. This included examples of successful competition entries, artwork, music videos and academic portfolios.
Co-ordinator Paula Daly explained to all visitors. ‘We love entering competitions with the emphasis on ‘It’s the taking part that is important’. However, our students have had great success’.
Here are some recent samples:
2012 – Irish Council for Civil Liberties/Amnesty International Human Rights Competition
- D1- Equality Street – A range of clothing to raise awareness of Human Rights (1st Prize)
- Developed a game “Sticks and Stones” raising awareness of humanitarian issues (Joint 2nd)
- ‘Who looks after her’ Raising awareness of the difficulties for young lone parents’ (Joint 2nd)
2013 – Uniquely Dublin – A competition to represent your view of what is unique about Dublin. Dublin Corporation. Three students entered.
2013 – Five of our students entered the Take Away My Way – Safe Foods – St Angela’s College, Sligo. One of our students reached the final 16 and travelled to the finals in Sligo. She cooked for the celebrity chief Nevin Maguire and was the only Youthreach person ever to qualify for the finals.
2013 – Youthreach Craft Competition and Youthreach Cake Competition
Sherrard Street Youthreach was delighted to be joined in the celebrations by Jacinta Stewart CEO, Stephen McCarthy EO and Bernadette Reilly, Regional Co-ordinator for CDETB Youthreach.
The presence of many former students, staff, CDETB Youthreach co-ordinators and representatives of local community support agencies helped to make the event an enjoyable and memorable occasion for all. Sherrard Street Youthreach issued a big thank you to students and staff for their efforts in preparing for the day and to all who joined in the celebrations.