Gaisce Story – PAL Lorraine Mellerick

\"\" Lorraine with fellow President’s Award Leader Ms. Brosnan.

President’s Award Leader Lorraine Mellerick has been involved in Gaisce since 2018 with St Aloysius College in Cork.

She contacted Gaisce via our Gaisce Story Portal to share her fondest moments of being involved with Gaisce – The President’s Award. Talking about being a PAL, she says that her favourite thing about Gaisce is how she can “see its benefits for the well-being of our students”.

“When two students with physical disabilities completed and were awarded their bronze medal. They could not do the hike, but they still came with us for the overnight trip and did a project while we were hiking. It is so important that Gaisce is inclusive of all students and all students can DREAM BIG!”

Lorraine says that the strong team approach that her TY students take to Gaisce – The President’s Award means “Gaisce polls as the highlight of TY for lots of our students!”.

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