YSI Group; "Let's talk about sex: A positive approach to sex education" were one of 24 projects in Ireland chosen to pitch their project in the Lifetime Lab in Cork. The purpose of the pitch was to receive means, mentoring or money for the development of their project. There are 10 students in the YSI group. The students aim to develop a Transition Year Relationship and Sexuality Education module that is current, relevant and engaging while ensuring the deliverance is comfortable for both the teachers and students.
As the Department of Education has highlighted the importance of well-being in post primary schools the girls feel that this TY module could assist schools in some of the implementation of these hours in TY. Three of these students; Olivia Shortall, Eva Shanahan and Ellen Lawlor presented to the panel of judges. The students received great feedback from the judges. They were presented with a €500 cheque and will receive mentoring from the writers of the "I belong" Junior cycle SPHE textbook. Students look forward to the next big event the "Speak-out" on the 14th of March in Cork City Hall where they will perform in front of a large audience together with the other three YSI groups.