Beyond Differences – John the Baptist Community School
Team Name

Beyond Differences – John the Baptist Community School

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 4 – Diversity & Inclusion


Digital Experience

School Name

John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co. Limerick


C Ryan

Team Members
Emma Fitzgerald Heather Moore Ruby Kelly Clara Hannon

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

We choose this challenge as we feel it is a very relevant topic in todays society. many people are excluded because of disability sexual orientation and race. we feel like this not fair or right. we feel like there should be a service or digital experience to allow people to access support and information relevant to them. This would be a safe space for people to share their stories and struggles. we feel as teenagers a tech place to go to will be easy to download and use.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

Since investigating this topic we found out that there are many different resources available online for people who feel excluded, whether it be due to race, sexuality or disability. Sites like the Irish Network against racism offer information online for anyone affected by racism along with resources to report if you experienced racism, Enable Ireland works closely with people with disabilities and offer resources online. Online resources are a quick and easy way for people to access relevant information.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

our hero is people that are excluded we have learnt that 73 percent of members of the LGBTQ + community are feeling unsafe at school and very excluded. people with disabilities are excluded from sports activities because they don't know the services available for them.

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

we would make sure as best we can to offer information to people who feel left out of society by offering information to them to improve their situation and to tell their story and experiences.

Do you have any ideas for a potential solution? No matter how raw, share them with your Mentors for feedback.

yes our idea is to create an app in which information for people to promote inclusivity will be available such as where they can do activities in their locality and who they can talk to. they can also share their stories to others.

Ask your Mentor anything …. This is a chance to ask your Mentors a direct question relating to your Big Idea.

would it be possible to make such an app ?