School Fundraisers has always been a large part of secondary school life and even more so during transition year. Charity of the year programmes and student fundraisers not only raise vital funds for the hospital but also raise awareness for the NRH. Fundraising allows students to build on team work, communication, marketing, and creative skills, while learning about “giving back” to the community. Fundraising also links with social and entrepreneurial classes within the school curriculum.
Fashion shows, concerts, sports days, Hell & Back, bake sales, mini marathons, school musicals, sponsored walk, creating a car air freshener to sell are just some of the types of fundraisers secondary school students have taken part in to raise vital funds for the NRH Foundation.
Secondary students can make a big impact on the lives of patients in the NRH. We can work with your school to help create an understanding about the work of the NRH and support you with your fundraising initiatives. We can provide your fundraising group with t-shirts, balloons, donation buckets too.
Scoil Mhuire Secondary School Fundraisers
Students of Scoil Mhuire in Donegal, devastated by the deaths of 13 of its past pupils – all in their teens and early 20s – in car crashes over the past 13 years have launched a major road safety campaign. The caring Young Social Innovators (YSI) class at Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana, have produced a car air freshener aimed at promoting road safety awareness.
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Transition Year Students
NRH Transition Year Programme
Many TY students from across Ireland travel to the NRH to take part in the twice yearly Transition Year Programme. The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) offers work experience to 12 TY students on a group basis twice a year (October and February). The programme offers students a chance to experience what it is like to work in a number of different clinical and non-clinical departments of the Hospital for one week and there is a mix of hands-on experience, lecture based learning and interaction with patients. As it is a group programme they are unable to accommodate individual dates for students. Interest in the programme has continued to grow considerably over the last few years and we are currently reviewing our selection process. However we are still only able to offer 24 places over the academic year so we strongly encourage students to explore other options for work experience.
NRH Careers Evening
The NRH also runs an interdisciplinary careers evening twice a year (October and February) which outlines what it’s like to work as a therapist in a rehabilitation setting, and within the NRH, in addition to providing details of the undergraduate and post-graduate training needed to qualify as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Medical Social Worker, Speech and Language Therapist, Nurse and Music Therapist. The evening also gives a first-hand account of some patients’ personal stories about their experience of attending therapy at the NRH. We have capacity for 80 students at the careers evening and due to its popularity it is limited to students only. Advance registration (free of charge) is required. See attached for more information.