Fresh on the heels of exhibiting at the hugely successful National Ploughing Championships, which recorded an incredible 297,000 visitors to the site in Carlow this week, the Equinox team now turns its attention to next week’s Transition Year Show in Punchestown.

The Transition Year Show, Ireland’s only event for students taking part in Transition Year (TY), Leaving Cert Applied (LCA), and the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) will be held at Punchestown Event Centre in Naas, Co. Kildare on 24th and 25th September 2019.

The Transition Year gives students a chance to reflect on their interests and what the future might have in store for them. It’s also a time when many students are making choices for their Leaving Cert subjects that help shape what sort of college course or career they may pursue. Although TY can be a great experience, these choices can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know what to do. The Transition Year Show 2019 aims to help students in their senior cycle of secondary school make more informed decisions, making sure every student is aware of all their options.

What will happen at the event?

With over 5000 people expected to attend the two-day event featuring 100 exhibit stands and 4 stages, there will be a wide range of inspiring exhibitions, talks, and demonstrations from a number of organisations, including third-level institutions. Equinox Education Services are delighted to be leading a discussion on ‘Study Abroad’ options for Transition Year students on the main stage this Tuesday 24th at 11am, followed a special Study Abroad workshop for teachers and students the following day at 12 noon, Wednesday 25th.   During the course of the two-day event participants will also be welcome to meet Equinox’s team at Stand 25/26 who will be on hand to discuss the wide range of services they have on offer.

The event will see the creation of various Hubs and Villages, one of which will be ‘Gaeilge sráidbhaile’ celebrating the Irish language.  Equinox will also join various career and college Q&A’s ranging from Tech to Tourism Businesses, Physical and Mental Health Mindfulness. Some of the Universities and Colleges will be on hand to conduct Science Experiments and Technical Demonstrations. Another key feature of the Transition Year show will be a sector for ‘Social and Politics’, where there will be talks on public speaking and politics, which will help the young students in Student Councils prepare for future Leadership. There will be also a food court and a teachers’ lounge for attendees to take a break while the students explore and take in some of the key talks and presentations.

Speaking ahead of the show, Equinox’s Managing Director, Noel Doyle said “The Transition Year really is a key time for young students as they look to their future and decide what possibilities are out there for them, so it is the ideal time to guide them before they embark on the most important and stressful years of their education” He added “The are a limited opportunities available to students during this important year after the junior cycle. We therefore see study abroad options as an important addition to any work experience placements, which can not only help with language examination preparation, but undoubtedly broaden a student’s life skills and introduce new aspects to learning”.

Equinox look forward to meeting students, teachers and coordinators alike between 10am and 4pm at the Transition Year Show 2019 – Punchestown Event Centre – September 24th & 25th, 2019.

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