Workshop on Climate Change
Trocaire held a workshop on Climate Change at the Centre. This was attended by representatives of five local schools. The children learned about the need to care for the environment and the problems caused by climate change, leading to changes in weather patterns which results in droughts in some parts of the world and flooding in others. In one of the exercises they had to identify the creatures that were in danger of extinction.
Religion Project for Secondary School Students
One of the questions Junior Cert students had to research for their upcoming exam was to visit a faith community and identify how it lives out its mission. The students from Mountrath Community School spent a day at Solas Bhride, interviewing the community and finding out how the legacy of St. Brigid is so relevant today.
Solas Bhride team facilitated nine confirmation retreats. The days were part of their preparation programme for Confirmation. The students spoke of their day at the Centre as being very relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable.