An Gaisce: The President’s Award

Each year, Rathdown students are encouraged to participate in An Gaisce, the National Challenge Award given by the President to young people in Ireland.

The purpose of the award is to reward young people who have set and achieved a demanding challenge for themselves in each of four different areas of activity.

For example:

  • Community involvement, for example, helping older people or learning first aid or lifesaving
  • Personal skill, for example, learning a musical instrument or computer skills
  • Physical recreation, for example, swimming or rock climbing
  • Adventure journey, for example, a cycling, canoeing or hiking group trip