16 May 2011

Collinstown Video Takes Young Social Innovators by Storm – Fitzgerald

Minister Presents Award at celebrations of 10th year of YSI

Minister Frances Fitzgerald has paid tribute to the students of Collinstown Park College who were involved in a project showcased at the national Young Social Innovators conference held in City West this week.

“As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs I have attended many conferences but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the Young Social Innovators conference is by far the most fun conference I’ve been to,” said Minister Frances Fitzgerald who presented an award at the event.

“The enthusiasm and the participation from the kids was palpable and as a representative of Lucan and Clondakin I was delighted that so many local schools took part in this initiative,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.

St Josphes and Colaiste Phadraig from Lucan were represented at the event as were Cholaiste Brid, Collinstown Park, Moyle Park College and Colaiste Bride.

“The event was even bigger than usual, as this year Young Social Innovators celebrated its 10th birthday. A video filmed in Collinstown Park College was presented to the crowd of 3,000 and it was great to see the work of our local school showcased on screen,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.

“As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, I look forward to supporting young people with innovative ideas and want to remind young people throughout the area to check out the Every Job Counts Campaign. The competition asks young people between the ages of 15 and 22 to devise business plans which will lead to job creation,” concluded Frances Fitzgerald.