This can be a very stressful time for all students and their Parents/Guardians, as the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate examinations finally begin this Wednesday. To perform to your potential you must be in good physical and mental health so, plenty of sleep, exercise and a proper diet are essential. In the final days of preparation keep calm, revise topics previously studied and refer to past papers. You have done your best to prepare for this ‘marathon’, so believe in yourself – you can do it!
While the State Examinations are an important milestone in a young person’s life, they are not the only one. Examinations and results neither define young people nor detract from the wonder of who they are, and the great citizens they will become. There are vast arrays of opportunities ahead throughout their lifetime for the acquisition of further education and training and the development of new skills.