Transition Year

Transition Year students get stuck in!

TY 2015

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The topics and structure of the one good idea project make it ideal as a Transition Year project as it provides students with opportunities to explore the issues of energyefficiency and climate change in a local and global context. Students conduct original research and implement campaigns to bring about change in the school and localcommunity.

One good idea requires students to research and campaign thus providing opportunities for:

  • education for maturity with the emphasis on personal development
  • social awareness and increased social competence
  • general, technical and academic skills with an emphasis on
Project informationTeacher Quote
The Back 2 Basics campaign encouraged primary school children to use less technology and to play outside and exercise more. They created an energy board game based on a household with lists of good and bad energy related behaviours such as leaving lights on or the tap running. The game encourages healthy activities and the team carried out workshops in local primary schools,  held a poster competition in the local primary school and created leaflets for parents about the campaign."The one good idea project has brought many skills to our students that have undertaken the initiative. The project incorporates teamwork, research skills, improves communication skills and, most importantly, inspires students to highlight a topic to tackle climate change and make it their own, spreading the awareness among their peers and local communities. The whole experience has ingrained a respect for the environment and the simple steps we can take individually can really make a difference for future generations. The support provided by the One Good Idea team is second to none, with workshops and constant communication available. I cannot speak highly enough about the way the competition is run and can't wait to enter our one good idea again next year..."
Leo Smith, Athlone Community College
 
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