Kildare student set to deliver presentation as part of Dáil 100 commemorations

TED-Ed club

Kildare student set to deliver presentations as part of Dáil 100 commemorations

Ben Doherty from Maynooth Community College

Students from ten counties including Kildare will deliver TED-Ed Club presentations at Dublin Castle on Friday, March 8, 2019 , as part of the Houses of the Oireachtas programme commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First Dáil.

Ben Doherty from Maynooth Community College will deliver a talk on stress from the Leaving Cert points race.

The Houses of the Oireachtas TED-Ed Club is comprised of 15 students in transition year and fifth year. The students, aged 15 to 17, have received training and support via video conference.

The students have spent many hours preparing their presentations for the event, as part of 13 TED-Ed Club lessons,(formally known as explorations) under the guidance of their teachers and the Oireachtas Parliamentary Education Officer, Conor Reale.

“We continue our Dáil 100 events on Friday when we commemorate the first hundred years of Dáil Éireann by highlighting the voices of our future leaders, it will be a fitting way to represent the commitment of these students,” said Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD.

The presentations begin at 12 noon at Dublin Castle. Following the event, the students’ presentations will be available for viewing on the TED-Ed Clubs channel on YouTube. Two speakers will make their presentations in Irish.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD added: “As part of our Dáil100 celebrations, it is vital that the voices of young people are heard. I commend our TED Ed Club members on their hard work and diligence in preparing to deliver their presentations to their peers in Dublin Castle. 

"Topics will range from the power of democracy to challenges in mental health services and important conversations will be had at this event, led by students from across Ireland.  We need to hear the voices of young people, who will steer our future, and I look forward to an engaging series of discussions.”

Other topics for presentation include the impact of social media and mobile phones, coping with stress, sexual identity, and the relevance of education in the real world.

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