The purpose of the Gaisce Award is to reward young people who have set and achieved a demanding challenge for themselves in each of 4 different areas of activity:
- Community involvement, for example, helping older people or learning first aid or lifesaving
- Personal skill, for example, learning a musical instrument, computer skills or driving
- Physical recreation, for example, swimming, football or tennis
- Adventure journey, for example, a cycling, canoeing or hiking group trip.
We at St. Declans, encourage our students to apply for this award because it teaches them very important life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.