Senator Daly’s thoughts regarding Student Engagement with Active Citizenship Initiatives

“There isn’t one person in this room who made it on their own; and if you did, stand up, let’s have a look at you. Imagine the term ‘self made man/woman’. If you have all the talent in the world – it’s pointless if you don’t get the opportunity to be recognised and grow. And you need to recognise and foster that talent in others” –John Lonergan

Senator Daly is currently researching and developing a policy to engage students at Leaving Certificate Level with a programme of Active Citizenship.

One of Senator Daly’s Proposals concerns a system of Bonus points allocated to students who take an Active Citizenship module along with 6 other Leaving Certificate Subjects

Senator Daly has spoken about the need to reform our education system, which is currently centered on a race for points

  • Primary Goals of Initiative:
    • Ensure future generations are given necessary life skills while in secondary level education to be productive, healthy and content citizens who make a contribution to their community and country
    • Format of Active Citizenship Subject:
      • Merge of the current Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) and the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) into one new Leaving Certificate subject called Active Citizenship
      • Bonus points given to students who take Active Citizenship along with 6 other Leaving Certificate subjects

For further information on this policy development, or to add your thoughts, please contact Senator Daly’s Office at mark.daly@oir.ie

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