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YSI Speakouts
Article Uploaded : 14/03/2016 12:47:43 by Midleton College

Last day of preparation before tomorrow's Regional Speakouts. This year the TY YSI group are tackling the issue of external influences on personal perceptions of body image. Social media and the media in general put a lot of pressure on individuals to aspire to achieve a certain image. Teenagers are particularly susceptible to such pressures. The students have made a video of school staff and students to try and obtain a broad overview of perceptions of self-image in the school. They have also surveyed students to get more specific answers and they have composed a spoken word piece based on their feelings about this topic.