Tallaght Community School

Resilience and Me

Resilience and Me

Here at Tallaght Community School, we are delighted to announce the publication of a book, brought to you by some of our students, entitled ‘Resilience and Me’. Students past and present from Tallaght Community School have contributed personal stories to this book which contains 50 stories for 50 years of TCS. Their stories highlight some of the hardships and difficulties faced by young people today but more importantly they focus on the resilience that allowed them to see the hope in these situations.

The project is the idea of two of our teachers, Melanie Martin and Leah O' Shaughnessy. Their aim was to highlight and celebrate the young people of Tallaght. The purpose of the book is to help any young person who may be experiencing a tough time in life. It highlights the power of each person’s innate resilience as a driving force to a better place. Whether young or old, when you read these stories, you can no doubt relate in some way to their journey. They encourage us to focus on the positive whenever we can.

‘Resilience and Me’ is available for purchase from the link below.

Resilience and Me | 4schools.ie (examcraftgroup.ie)

This book is not for profit and all proceeds from sales go to WALK and the Jigsaw Foundation. In doing so we aim to give back and help support young people in our area. All support would be greatly appreciated.

The official book launch will take place in October and we look forward to recognising our students who contributed to this book and made it possible.


‘I’m confident this book will help young people who are struggling to see that not only are they not alone in what they are going through, but also that they all have it within them to move forward, grow stronger and flourish as a result’- Jade Wilson- The Irish Times

“Resilience and Me’ is fascinating, informative and in my opinion, a must-read for every young person. It highlights beautifully the resilience that resides in us all and how the power of a strong community spirit can unite us. The pupils in Tallaght Community School share extracts from their lives that anyone can relate to; there is a story for everyone in this book’ – Emer Neville -President of ISSU

'Rich in humanity, courage and vivid imagery, this book should be required reading for anyone working with young people or in need of hope. It is a powerful testament to human resilience in the face of incredible grief, loss, bullying, racism and other traumatic experiences. It offers key insights into the value of having one good adult or coach in our lives, and the power of family, friends and "community connectedness" to support us in times of vulnerability. Honest and raw, it highlights the importance of knowing how and where to seek help; the joy of love of sport, dance and staying active; the power of access to education; the need to notice what is working well; and the value of giving generously to others. It is a beautiful celebration of life, and an absolute credit to the students and teachers of Tallaght Community School. Share this book and its insights with those you love and those you feel need more love. A1 to Tallaght Community School' -Jigsaw Dublin South West


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