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Youth Work Ireland Week 2021

The theme for this year’s Youth Work Ireland Week is Youth Work Outdoors with a key focus on young people enjoying the outdoors in a safe manner.

‘We’ve all been spending a lot of time indoors, on screens and interacting with each over online due to COVID-19, so once it’s safe to do so, we are looking to get outside’ said a spokesperson from Youth Work Ireland.

‘Throughout the Youth Work Ireland Week we aim to get back out into nature and reconnect with each other in a safe way, which is hugely important for young people’s sense of connectedness and physical/mental health,’ said the spokesperson.

Monday, April 26th

Outdoor Fitness Programme, St. Patrick’s School, Dublin Rd, Limerick (3-5pm)

  • Fitness through sports & games with John Ryan & young people from St. Patrick’s Youth Club

Natural Colour Making Workshops, Rathkeale Youth Space, Abbey Court, Limerick (3-5pm)

  • A series of creative workshops with Kaya Brennan to introduce young people to the concept and process of natural ink and paint making using accessible organic materials such as fruit, vegetables, flowers and soil.

Multi-Sports Event, Garryowen Middle Green, Limerick (4-5:30pm)

  • A non-contact sport event for young people (8-12yrs) with the Garryowen UBU Youth Together Project. Events include relay races, javelin throwing & rounders.

Outdoor Personal Development, The Factory, Southside Youth Space, Galvone, Limerick (4-5:30pm)

  • An outdoor personal development programme with LYS’ Youth & Family Support Project’s ‘Southside Girls Group’

Five-a-Side Football, Star Rovers FC, St, Mary’s Park, Limerick (5:30-6:30pm)

  • Mixed football action with LYS’ King’s Island UBU youth work team.

Tuesday, April 27th

Outdoor Fitness Programme, St. Patrick’s School, Dublin Rd, Limerick (3-5pm)

  • Fitness through sports and games with the John Ryan & young people from Corbally & Rhebogue youth groups

Enhance Our Youth Friendly Outdoor Space, Rathkeale Youth Space, Abbey Court, Limerick (4-6pm)

  • A series of consultative and hands-on sessions to design, plan and implement an outdoor arts programme.

Outdoor Personal Development, Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, Limerick (4-5:30pm)

  • An outdoor personal development programme with LYS’ Youth & Family Support Project’s ‘Northside Girls Group’

Multi-Sports Event, Garryowen Middle Green, Limerick (4-5:30pm)

  • A non-contact sport event for young people (8-12yrs) with the Garryowen UBU Youth Together Project. Events include relay races, javelin throwing & rounders.

Wednesday, April 28th

Discover Fishing, Canal Bank, Limerick (3-5pm)

  • Boys group that completed the Irish fisheries course will be digging for worms and bait.

Enhance Our Youth Friendly Outdoor Space, Askeaton Community Centre, Askeaton, Limerick

  • A series of consultative and hands-on sessions to design, plan and implement a new outdoor space at Askeaton Community Centre.

Five-a-Side Football, Star Rovers FC, St, Mary’s Park, Limerick (3:30-4:30pm)

  • Mixed football action with LYS’ King’s Island UBU youth work team.

Thursday, April 29th

The Olympic Year Athletics Programme, Rathkeale Youth Space, Abbey Court, Rathkeale, (3-5pm)

  • An outdoor athletics circuit programme in acknowledgement of the Olympics 2020 (2021

Engaging Young People Through Detached Youth Work, Online with Youth Work Ireland (1-2:30pm)

  • Youth work practitioners share what works, identify further needs and avail of resources currently available to detached youth workers.

Friday, April 30th

Capturing D’Island, King’s Island, Limerick (4-6pm)

  • Young people with LYS’ King’s Island UBU youth work team are teaming up with photographer Stephen Lappin, to capture the sights of their local community, that includes the Medieval Quarter.

East Limerick Climate Youth Action Group (Virtual Meeting) 5-6pm

  • Ten young people have come together to tackle climate change & see what they can do in their locality. As part new initiative they are planting trees in their local community in the coming weeks.

May Eve Limerick (evening)

  • One of the four Celtic fire festivals that celebrate Bealtaine. Traditionally known as Bonfire Night in Limerick, the evening involves celebrations such as bonfires.

Saturday, May 1st 

Creating an Urban Garden, Griffin House, Lr. Gerald Griffin St, Limerick (11am-2pm)

  • Members of LYS’ Griffin Youth Group are creating an outdoor community space in the heart of Limerick City

Personal Development Prog, Limerick Youth Service, Lr, Glenworth St, Limerick (11am-3pm)

  • A personal development programme with LYS’ City Centre 2nd Yr Group

Sunday, May 2nd

Great Limerick Run          All day! Within your county or 20KM from home if near county border!

 

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