Transition Year School Ambassador Programme 2022/2023
We are inviting all secondary school Transition Year students to begin a conversation about supporting people living with dementia in our community. We hope this initiative will bring a better understanding of what is needed to make our neighbourhoods more welcoming and inclusive places for everyone.
We ran the programme online over the last two school years and had a great response from all across the country. The programme consists of a one hour interactive session which we can now facilitate in person in schools in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and north Wicklow. In exchange we ask for a donation from the school such as €2 per student or for your students to organise a fundraising event for us.
For all other schools nationwide we would be delighted to facilitate an online session.
The session covers the following:
- What is dementia?
- Introduction to Saint Joseph’s Shankill
- Introduction to the type of care provided in a Butterfly Home
- How to communicate with people living with dementia
- Questions and answers
We recommend that students complete their Life Story in advance of the programme for themselves. They can use our template.
Further information is available in our 2022/2023 leaflet.
For further information or to book a talk contact Nicola on (01) 282 3000 or at Nicola.Yau@sjog.ie
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to facilitate in-person work experience/community action placements for Transition Year students in 2022 but hopefully that will change next year.