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Invitation for Senior Students to Virtual Winter Sleepout

Director of Identity & Student Formation, Ms Suzanne Walsh

Director of Identity & Student Formation, Ms Suzanne Walsh

Have you or your son ever had to walk 10,000 steps carrying everything you own on your back?

Perhaps your son may be interested in connecting with ‘Canice’s Kitchen Backyard Winter Sleepout’ on Saturday 31 July 2021 from 6pm-6am. This wonderful initiative may be a great break from “lockdown life” and is designed for students aged 12-18 years, to help develop their knowledge around the issues of homelessness.

The event is completely virtual, meaning they can complete the 12-hour sleepout in their backyard, balcony or living room, and connect to the event hosts and guest speakers via Zoom. There will be a live discussion as well as a Q&A, followed by a series of challenges they must undertake overnight. These challenges aim to mimic the lived experiences of our two speakers and really put the students into the shoes of someone who has slept rough.

This event is free, however if students would like to get sponsored, they may do so. There is a FAQS page on the registration page to help parents and carers understand the event.

>>> Click here to view the event flyer which includes a QR code for students to go directly to the registration page


>>> Click here to register

Should you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.


Ms Suzanne Walsh – Director of Identity and Student Formation



Ms Marie-Anne Maakrun – Assistant Director Identity and Student Formation