This Thursday we were invited by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) to spend the day at Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone at the Transition Year Coordinators PICNIC (Planning, Integrating, Coordinating, Networking, Inventing, and Collaborating).
The Transition Year Programme is a unique one year programme, in secondary schools across Ireland, that promotes the personal, social, vocational and educational development of students. TY encourages the development of a wide range of transferable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
We had a lovely day hearing about all the incredible ways that the students in TY are learning how to be responsible, innovative and productive members of society.
And it was truly amazing to see that so many of the co-ordinators saw the benefits of genealogy projects in achieving this goal.
At the Irish Family History Centre, one of our key development aims is to expand our education offerings and help as many people as we can to develop their family trees – having such a positive response at the picnic made us all the more excited to pursue this goal.