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National Awards for Transition Year Future Leaders

30th May 2019

The school was delighted to hear yesterday of success on the national stage for a number of our Transition Year students. 

The “Future Leaders Transition Year Programme” is a joint initiaitive from the GAA and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It is a cross-curricular programme comprising of a series of modules designed to encourage maturity, initiative, responsibility and leadership skills in pupils. The Programme gives pupils the knowledge and skills to support all roles required in the effective staging of Gaelic Games. As part of the programme pupils are challenged to organise and run a GAA Super Games Blitz or set up a Super Games Centre for younger students and/or support coaching of younger players in their school or community. 


The programme rewards students who have excelled in the various modules that they have completed. As part of these awards every school submits an entry in each module that they take part in and students from Killina Presentation Secondary School have been rewarded in a number of areas.

Joe Walsh has won the national award for Photography in Sports Journalism,  and as part of his prize he will shadow an official photographer pitch- side during the Leinster hurling final on June 30th. 

Katie Hennessy and Niamh Fenlon have been chosen as winners in the Event Management competition and they will shadow the Event Management team in Croke Park during the Leinster hurling final day.

Emma Dolan has been chosen as one of the winners in Nutrition and as part of her prize she will work with a nutritionist on an inter county GAA team for a day in the summer.

Well done to all the pupils involved and especially the teachers who have provided guidance and instruction throughout.

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