Penguin trio – Presentation Secondary School  Kilkenny
Team Name

Penguin trio – Presentation Secondary School Kilkenny

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 5 – Mental Health


Space or Place

School Name

Presentation Secondary School, Loughboy, Kilkenny


James Thompson

Team Members
Magdalena Czerniecka Julia Stefanska Nikola Hybs

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

We all felt like this challenge is very important and needed more focusing on. Each of us felt like this challenge would come out as natural to us because mental health is such an important thing especially now.

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

From our research, we discovered that on average, women have a lower wellbeing score than men. 93% of people reported that there are things we can do to improve our mental health.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

Our hero is Bo Burnham, an American comedian who makes music as his comedic act, he realizes that there is a problem in mental health with younger people or less in older but still, he mentions mental health in his song and talks about it in some interviews but he is trying to use it to make people happier and make them laugh to get their mind off their mental battle.

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

He could be less sarcastic and sometimes seem more amused on stage.

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

We have an idea of doing a place where people can talk about how they feel. They could share all of their feelings in an open, comfortable and non judgemental space with other people who might suffer from the same problem as them. There could also be some weekly activities and homework involved.

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

We don't have any questions.