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Thursday 31 July 2014

Teenagers bring their A-game to workshop

Published 25/09/2013|05:36

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FOUR Tralee teenagers, who have come up with the idea of a providing safe and free place where young video game fans can get together, have been feted by judges at phone company O2's Think Big national mental health awareness programme.

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The Think Big programme was set up by the phone giant and youth mental health lobby group Headstrong to inspire young people around the country to promote positive mental health in their communities.

Last Thursday Tralee teens Rowan Mothersoul, Ruairi Fry, Jack McGaley and Dylan Kelly travelled to Dublin where they took part in the national Think Big workshop at 02's offices in the capital.

At the event the Tralee quartet presented their idea "Gaming Society" which they set up to provide a space for young people who are interested in gaming to enjoy their hobby together in a safe, friendly, alcohol and drug-free environment.

The project impressed the Think Big judges and they have already been granted initial funding of €300 to help get the project off the ground in Tralee.

They also received an O2 mobile phone, with €50 top-up, to use while organising Gaming Society events.

Kerryman

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