We wish to extend our congratulations to a transition year class group from Bush Post Primary School, who have been shortlisted for the upcoming Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards 2019.
The Bush team is one of 31 groups from across the country who have been shortlisted to compete for the title of Young Social Innovators of the Year 2019 at a national final that is taking place on May 15th in Croke Park. Each team is challenged to identify a social issue in their lives and come up with an innovative way of tackling that particular issue. The Bush team have been very successful to date, having been shortlisted from over 370 initial entries with their project titled, ‘Let’s Talk about consent.’
The group are set to launch a podcast and an animated video this coming Wednesday May 8th, which is encouraging people to engage in an open dialogue about sexual consent. The students want to educate young people on the facts about consent and why it is important, and the team are doing so, using a suitable analogy, accessible to a younger age group making the issue of consent understandable and relatable. The students were concerned about the level of miss- information out in the public domain around the issue of consent and they worked with the Rape Crisis Centre to ensure that their messaging was accurate and appropriate prior to producing the podcast. The students recorded their podcast in the studios of LMFM and they are asking you to follow their Facebook page @Let’s Talk about consent and their Twitter and Instagram @ Letsconent.
We wish the students and their guide all the best in the upcoming final next week.
Bush podcast and video coming to a phone near you soon!