Presentation College Launches Young SVP for Fifth Year in a Row
Report written by: Aaron Smith
Presentation, Carlow has enabled Transition Year students the chance to help the less fortunate by joining the Young St Vincent De Paul committee for five years now. On Friday the 15th of November College the committee held a launch for Young SVP to inform students that the new committee is elected. They planned a tuck-shop and a “guess how many sweets are in the jar” competition for students to come to during break. The committee thought it would be a good idea to introduce the first years to Young SVP. So, they brain-stormed ideas on how to engage the first years in an event for the launch. The committee settled on a soccer tournament and a “just dance” class.
The committee set up the event and got all the first years to choose soccer or dance, they painted a banner and a “selfie poster” and thanks to Ms Maher, they had plenty of stock for the tuck-shop.
Fortunately, the event was a huge success thanks to the committee, the teachers and some other Transition Year students who wanted to help. The soccer tournament and the dancing was a lot of fun for the first years. The tuck-shop was extremely successful. All the proceeds from both the event, the tuck shop, and the sweet jar went towards aiding the SVP charity in its goal to defeat poverty. The committee is comprised of: Jack Curran and Caithlin O’ Carrol as Presidents. Franklyn Allison as Secretary. Doireann Broderick as Treasurer. Nessa Whelan, Darragh Reynolds, AJ Kane and Lucy Behan as P.R.O’s. Rebecca lynch, Ellie Glynn, Emma Cassidy and Aaron Smith as Photographers. The committee is extremely grateful to Ms Coburn and Debbie for giving them the opportunity to run this launch.