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Many activities take place at Cavan Youthreach outside of the normal classroom setting. These activities are part of a holistic approach to the provision of education and include sporting, artistic, musical, cultural, social and leisure activities.

As well as helping young people realise meaningful and worthwhile leisure pursuits, these activities help learners to discover the value of teamwork, co-operation and participation. They also provide a vehicle through which initiative and leadership skills can be cultivated. Consequently all learners are actively encouraged to participate in the wide range of activities on offer.

Sports encourage teamwork and social interaction and are also important in the development of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Some of the sports learners participate in include:

Outdoor Pursuits

Learners at Cavan Youthreach are provided with the oppourtunity to take part in a number of day and overnight trips throughout the year. Trips give learners a chance to see and experience different places and to try new things. Trips also encourage co-operation, participation and friendships.

Recent trips have included:

Irish Naval Base, Cork
Fota Wildlife Park, Cork
Blarney Castle, Cork
Causey Farm, Co. Meath
Ulster/American Folk Park, Omagh
Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre, Monaghan

Community Involvement
Many activities at Cavan Youthreach encourage learners to become invloved and active within the local community. This encourages learners to become active citizens and fosters a culture of civic responsibility.

Current community involvement initiatives include:

Visitng senior citizens in St. Pheilms nursing home
Bollard painting in Cavan Town
Adpot a Road
Litter picking in Co. Cavan

Guest Speakers
Many guest speakers visit Cavan Youthreach throughout the year and provide learners with important information and advice on a variety of different issues. Providing learners with this information helps them to make informed and balanced decisions in life.

Some of the guest speakers have included:

Co. Cavan Litter Warden
Garda Ombusman
Drive for life road safety awareness
Drug additction awareness

Summer Programme
The Summer Programme at Cavan Youthreach runs during June and July. It provides learners with a welcome break from regular classes and encourages them to take part in other activities that are on offer.

Activities on offer for the 2010 Summer Programme include:

Water Safety
Army Programme
Work Experience
Community Projects
Hair and Beauty Workshops
Arts and Crafts

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