For another year, Sierra had a huge presence at the YSI Showcase Event, which took place on Wednesday 06th May at CityWest Hotel in Dublin.
Each year thousands of teenagers take part in social innovation programmes run by YSI and work in teams to tackle social issues that really matter to them and, together, they come up with innovative ways to make a positive change. This culminates in a Showcase Event in which short-listed teams present their programmes to a judging panel in order to try and win top prize! Siteserv SHEQ Director, Willie Ryan, sits on the judging panel for Health & Safety entries.
Sierra hosted its ‘Safety Zone’ again at this years’ event, which consisted of a climbing wall, work at height training, a ‘Wire the Plug’ challenge, games, and an interactive Twitter Wall on which young people were encouraged to come up with safety slogans. Whilst the rain was persistent throughout the whole day, the enthusiasm from all the volunteers and young people remained!