We’re exhibiting at TY Expo 2017
Transition Year Ireland (TYI) is an Information Resource for Transition Year Students, their Teachers and their Parents. Its aim is to provide access to the vital information needed for a stimulating and challenging Transition Year. TYI help teachers and parents inform students about TY opportunities, activities, programmes and initiatives available to them.
The Pope John Paul II Award is delighted to be exhibiting this year. We’re really looking forward to meeting lots of the 7,000 people expected to attend, answering questions on the Award and explaining how useful the Award is to anyone in Transition year.
The Pope John Paul II Award and Transition Year Students
The Pope John Paul II Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal.
The Award is for anyone between the age of 16 and 18. The Award is run by the Diocese and is suitable for:
- Students in 4th Year
- Students in full-time education who have completed Junior Certificate
- Students in Transition Year
It is non-competitive, flexible and voluntary and requires an ongoing commitment. Awards are earned by taking part in a parish and a social activity for 1 hour per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. There are 3 Awards – Gold, Silver & Bronze.
Get involved in your parish and community
Examples of activities in the parish that can be done for the Award are:
- Reading at Mass
- Altar Server
- Eucharistic Minister
- Member of choir/folk group
- Church decoration
- Composing prayers of the faithful
- Preparing articles for the parish bulletin
Examples of activities in the area of Social Awareness that can be done for the Award are:
- Participation in St. Vincent de Paul projects
- SPRED volunteer
- Faith and Light
- Working in a youth club
- Ongoing fundraising
- Regular visitation of residential homes
- Faith Friends
Over 25,000 young people have achieved the Award since it started in 2006. The Award is running in 21 dioceses throughout Ireland.
Find out more about the Award in your Diocese
If you would like to find out more about the Award, or are doing Transition Year, contact us. We’ll connect you with the Award leaders in your area.
Telephone: 0044 (0)28 7126 4087