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Pictured: Limerick’s new Junior Leaders with Limerick Youth Service staff during the Junior Leadership training programme at the Burren, Co. Clare.

Twenty four young people from across Limerick spent their midterm taking part in a Junior Leadership training programme with Limerick Youth Service at the Burren, Co. Clare.

The teens, who are members of Askeaton-Ballysteen, Fedamore, Granagh and St. Senan’s/Foynes Youth Clubs respectively, enjoyed two days of workshops and some outdoor activities at the Burren Outdoor Activity Centre.

Limerick Youth Service’s Junior Leadership Programme equips young people with the necessary skills and confidence to assume leadership roles in their youth clubs and community.

‘Our training programme covered an array of topics such as welcoming new members, communications, body language and organising events such as discos & interclub visits,’ said Limerick Youth Service’s Lisa O’Connor.

‘The skills the young people have learned will stand to them as they assume leadership roles in their youth clubs,’ added Ms. O’Connor, who coordinated the programme. 

Away from the classrooms the young people participated in a number of activities including caving, rock climbing and kayaking as well as some good old fashioned board games at night!

With young people from four different parts of Limerick the training programme offered them an opportunity to get to know one another and share ideas of what works in their respective clubs. 

‘They were a fantastic group and the skills they have learned will be of great benefit to themselves, their clubs and communities,’ said Ms. O’Connor, who congratulated the young people on completing the programme.

Limerick Youth Service wishes to echo Ms. O’Connor’s statement and congratulate Limerick’s newest Junior Leaders and also wishes to thank the Burren Outdoor Educational Centre for the support.

Our Junior Leader Training programme is based on Youth Scotland’s Involvement Training programme and is accredited by the our colleagues in Scotland.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

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