On May 25th I attended part of the first weekend of an innovative new course run in Co. Wicklow by Suzie Cahn of Carraig Dúlra and Jennifer Dungan of Common Ground, Bray. The course, funded by the Wheel, aims to equip participants with skills in leadership, facilitation and collaboration as well as a deep understanding of our connection to nature and the skills we need to live sustainably. I was harvesting the participant's feedback on their experience of Weekend One.
I was delighted to be at the final of Concern's Schools Debates programme again this year. It always reminds me how AWESOME Ireland's young people are and that the next generation, though they face many challenges created by us, are smart, caring and optimistic. I was on stage at the Helix with the young debaters, desperately trying to keep up with their rapid-fire rebuttals and passionate polemics. In the end the team proposing the motion "The European Union is Failing Africa" won out. What do you think?