We plan to run three TY experience weeks during the school year 2021-2022:
- 8-12 November (online)
- 7-11 March (through Irish)
- 4-8 April
Schools are invited to nominate one student to apply. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 8 October. We will accept 25 students on each week and successful applicants will be notified by 22 October.
We hope to run the second and third weeks in Leinster House, however this will be subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
For full details on how to apply please contact the education officer.
- Leinster House virtual visit A virtual tour of Leinster House and a look at the live debates in the Dáil, Seanad and Committees. Students then participate in a workshop on parliamentary politics with time to discuss topics of their choice and ask questions.
(90 minutes approx)
- Ceann go Ceann video conference Students and teachers have the chance to speak directly to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, and ask him all their questions about Irish politics and the Oireachtas.
(40 minutes approx)
Looking for ideas for transition year projects? What about running an election count or a referendum, or letting your class hold a consultation?
Our Exploring Democracy series for junior cycle CSPE includes three democracy action projects with full instructions, printables and slide shows.
Suffrage and Citizenship
How would the suffragists who campaigned for the vote in Ireland rate our progress towards full gender equality in Irish politics? Use this lesson plan to explore the question.
To learn more about the campaign for the vote in Ireland, visit the Vótáil100 pages.
Science of opinion polls
Help senior cycle politics and society students understand how opinion polls are constructed and how to analyse and interpret them.
This exercise would take three classes, ideally including a double class.
On 8 March 2019, 15 transition and 5th year students gave TED-style talks in Dublin Castle. The students were selected from applicants across the country. They received training and support via video conference and visited Leinster House for public speaking coaching. The presentations are available on the TED-Ed Student Talks YouTube channel.