30 STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR WORK AFTER PLACEMENT IN SDCC
by Avery Lin / firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoil Chaitlín MaudeStudents in South Dublin County Council Chambers
Following work placement experiences provided by Inspiring the Future Ireland (ITFI), 30 fifth-class students from Scoil Chaitlín Maude presented their visions for the future before the Mayor at the school on May 30.
Marking the culmination of their work placement experiences, the final presentation followed earlier interventions at the South Dublin County Chamber and at Tymon Park.
A nonprofit organisation piloted by the South Dublin County Partnership (SDCP) in 2017 and national branch of the international service of the same name, Inspiring the Future Ireland connects primary and secondary students with volunteers across a network of industries.
This term, the organisation collaborated with Mayor Emma Murphy to arrange the Chaitlin Maude students’ engagement in an enlightening work placement with South Dublin County Council
During this experience, the 30 youths received valuable insight into the local government’s operations and had the chance to develop their own perspectives on key issues presented on Tuesday.
At the 2.5 hour-long event, the students delivered their ideas about solutions for vital county issues such as the environment – including litter and recycling, marine preservation and air pollution – as well as homelessness, public transport and local facilities such as playgrounds.
During the initial intervention at the County Chamber, the students met with the Mayor alongside chamber staff from various council departments and learned about their roles in the community, how their work affects the community and how students can become involved.
During the second intervention at Tymon Park, the students met with one of the park’s expert SDCC wardens and learned about these individual’s essential impacts on their communities.