Hersport talk

Teenage Kicks, the Young Social Innovators group in transition year, raised €305 for Hersport, and presented the cheque to founder of Hersport, Niamh Tallon, on Friday Jan 19.
Hersport was established in 2018 to give women and girls a voice in sport. It is a digital-first brand, centred around all things women’s sport.
Niamh gave a very interesting presentation on women in sport in Ireland, and the gender equality issues that surround it. Major improvements have been made in recent years, but much more still needs to be done to bring women and girls sport to be on a par with their male counterparts.
All in all, a most interesting talk, and an area that also certainly links in to Politics and Economics.
Sarah-Jane, Lyla, Evan, Helena and Emily are most enthusiastic about their project. Their goal is to motivate and encourage particularly more girls in DGS to get involved in sport and physical exercise, also linking into mental health and wellbeing. They have already organised a soccer event for girls in 1st year and are planning more. They will be to the fore in the planning for the upcoming  Wellness Week in the school. They were delighted that their fund-raising to date was able to support such a worthy organisation. They are enjoying the YSI programme and are excited about all their upcoming events.
Young Social Innovators (YSI) is a non-profit organisation that empowers young people to use their talents, insights, passion and creativity to come up with innovative solutions to social challenges. 
DGS has been acknowledged as a YSI school of excellence, and proudly flies the flag awarded to it for this achievement. The YSI School of Excellence flag/plaque recognises the resilience and commitment of young people, staff and management to social innovation education and to building a fairer, inclusive and more equal world. 
We wish Teenage Kicks well as they progress their YSI project.

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