External Agencies


The 'Decade of Centenaries' All Island History Competition for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2021-2022


This is the second year that we have a special video competition for Transition Year students. The video can be on any of the topics listed in the Post Primary category above. The video must be no more than five minutes in length and must cite all sources. It is important that the video is clearly produced by the students, acknowledging any assistance given by parents/guardians, teachers and other adults. Students must display a clear understanding of the topic, must give an unbiased account and must display the key skills of a historian throughout their work. This can be completed in groups, as a whole class or as an individual entry.


The video should take a creative approach. For example, it could take the form of a dramatisation, a re-enactment, an investigation, a news piece, an interview or any portrayal of the events displaying the historical context.


Please find further details on how to submit and closing date. 





Careers Skills Competition by Careers Portal


About the Competition 


This exciting competition promotes the importance of Career Skills and encourages the value of career research. It gives students the chance to reflect on the skills they developed during their work experience and explain how those skills can help them in their future career.


The competition is developed by CareersPortal and sponsored by AIB. It is supported by the Department of Education and Skills, An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta (COGG) and the TY, LCVP and LCA Programmes.





Further Information for this competition click here



Rewrite Climate TY Module


Rewrite Climate is a new programme for TY students that aims to put hope and inspiration at the heart of climate change. Developed by social enterprise, Cool Planet Experience, it is a self-directed online programme that clearly explains why climate change is happening, but emphasises the solutions and innovations required to reduce our carbon footprint. It aims to change how people feel about the issue of climate change, to motivate them to be part of the solution and embrace opportunities in the climate space. Combining video, animation, interactivity and quizzes, RewriteClimate delivers an engaging and fun experience. Complementary offline activities provide for a rich and empowering experience.


For more information see www.rewrite.ie/ or email [email protected]




Tackle Bulling 


The Tacklebullying.ie Competition is now live on www.tacklebullying.ie/ - All materials can be download from the website and posters will also be submitted on the website. Prizes include a VIP tour of Facebook for winning teams, Sports equipment, One4All vouchers for pupils and Security software licences for schools. 



Tourism INsight


The programme provides valuable tourism insights to transition year students and other learners, informing them of career options within the tourism industry.


Tourism is everybody’s business and every interaction with a tourist is an opportunity to make them feel welcome and we want everyone to understand the value of tourism and of every tourist.  www.tourisminsight.ie/



Cycle Against Suicide


Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE's The Secret Millionaire programme.  The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.  


The Cycle Against Suicide community is determined to let people in every corner of the island of Ireland know that; it's OK not to feel OK and it's absoluetly OK to ask for help.  Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland.    http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/ 



Iveagh Scholars Programme


The Iveagh Scholars programme is a way for secondary-studens to share their views on Ireland's role in the world, and to get involved in the discussion about how the Deparment of Foreign Affairs and Trade promotes abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people.  


For further information, please click on the website https://www.dfa.ie/about-us/global-horizons/ 



121 Digital Programme


The 121digital programme facilitates approx 500 TY students annually to experience the power of enabling local adults with digital skills. This, in turn, empowers the TY students who volunteer for the programme. It is their first experience of teaching and it matures them on several levels.  https://www.121digital.ie/



The Hope Foundation 



What the Hope Foundation can offer schools:


  • Free school talks to students of looking at topics such as child labour, trafficking, gender inequality and the work of HOPE.
  • Travel to Calcutta with The Hope Foundation on our Immersion Programme
  • HOPE Mini Company project with Butlers Chocolates
  • Young Social Innovators Partnership
  • Opportunity to take part in HOPE’s National Campaign in October
  • Event support and local fundraising
  • C.S.P.E Development Education programme https://www.hopefoundation.ie/  



Global Citizenship Education 


Development Education Programme









Enalbing Access Across Generations  - A New NDA Certified Disability Awarness E-Learning Module


TY coordinators planning for next year might be interested in a new Module devised by the Local Authorities Access Officers Network.This module of learning aims to promote the personal, social and educational development of TY students by placing specific emphasis on students’ own responsibility in learning, group work, activity based learning and preparation for work experiences.

TY students will complete the NDA certified Disability Awareness E-learning Module, offering them the opportunity to maximise the use of computer technology in a way which may not always be possible in examination courses. Additionally, this initiative presents as an opportunity for TY students to engage in an interdisciplinary approach to learning with the social and economic aspects of disability, equality and diversity to the fore in an award competition. Both elements are designed to complement mainstream Transition Year learning units and support the flexibility afforded in curriculum design. This learning module is flexible in it application can be adapted to fit in within any of the four layers of the Transition Year Programme.
For further information and or to register your interest/intent to use this learning module, please contact:


[email protected]    Telephone:   01 2047269      
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