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Holy Trinity National School, Fethard

Challenge to Change


Challenge to Change is a development education project aimed at young people attending Presentation Primary and Post-Primary schools.

The vision of the project is driven by the Presentation charism and ethos which embraces the challenge of working with those who are marginalised and excluded, for whatever reason.  Justice, human rights, sustainability and promoting right relationships are central to the Presentation mission. Collaboration with the Presentation network, through linkages with Presentation schools abroad, is encouraged.

By informing the students and the wider community the project will bring about a heightened awareness, a social consciousness, a broader vision and an appreciation of development issues.

April, 2018 - Green Travel:

Ten children from 3rd to 6th Class represented our school at the Challenge to Change conference in Kilkenny on 18th April! Our project this year linked in with our Green Schools’ project, Green Travel, so we presented lots of the work that we have been doing to try and encourage everyone to be more aware of how we travel and its impact on the environment. Everyone at the conference loved our project and we are so proud of the children we brought with us, who were all so well behaved and presented our project so well! Thank you to all the classes, who contributed great work for us to show, and to all the staff for their input! 🌿🐾

May, 2017:

This years entry was based on the theme of Homelessness. Ms. McGeachy and Mrs. McGrath led this project in the school. It is a huge issue in Irish society, indeed globally and embodies the vision of the Challenge to Change by highlighting the difficulties of working with those who are marginalised and focusses children on human rights.

May, 2016:

The 2016 entry in ‘Challenge to Change’ was called Uisce. Mrs. Kenny led this project and the theme was chosen as water is so important in all our lives. We can sometimes take it for granted and use it irresponsibly and we must change that. Many countries do not have the luxury of safe, clean water. We believe that our generation will have to make things change. We must educate ourselves and spread the message.


May, 2015:

The school's entry in 2015 'Challenge to Change' was called 'It's Not Our Place'. Third class pupils and their teacher, Mrs. Kenny looked at how we can all help to protect the earth and resources for future generations to come. The children visited the Eco Village in Cloghjordan to see first-hand how this community of people live and work together ensure that they protect the earth’s natural resources.





9th Apr 2019
Our Challenge to Change project is well underway and will be showcased on 8th May...
16th Nov 2018
This week in 3rd class we learned a song about what a plant needs to grow. We learned...
23rd May 2018
Today, Kayleigh and Charlie from the ‘Green Team’, represented our school...