The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Competition for TYS - Iveagh Scholars - is now open for applications. Iveagh Scholars is a competition in which TYS from the Republic and Year 12 pupils from Northern Ireland are invited to consider and share their views on Ireland's role in the world. The prize for the 30 most considered, creative and though-provoking responses will be a unique opportunity to experience at first-hand the work of the Departmemt of Foreign Affairs and Trade at their headquarters in Iveagh House, Dublin.
Last year's successful entrants participated in a wide range of activities, including running a mock press conference, handling a fictitious consular crisis, taking part in UN negotiation simulation and visiting a foreign embassy in Dublin. Please click on the link below to see a short film clip that will give a flavour of the activities. Our own Oisin Bowyer features.
Pupils have a choice of themes:
Theme 1 - Write a persuasive pitch for Ireland's campaign for election to the UN Security Council in 2020.
Theme 2 - Students are asked to think about Our People and Ireland's relationship with its diaspora - the millions of people around the world who are Irish by birth, descent or affiliation.
Further details can be found on the TY Noticeboard on the mall. Alternatively, if pupils provide me with a parental email address, I can forward the information.
CCS is allowed to submit one name to go forward for a national lottery, so there are no guarantees! Pupils would have to have somewhere to stay in Dublin but there is some funding available towards accommodation.