As the Junior and Leaving Certificate come to a close in the next few days it is time to take stock and to congratulate all of those young people who have successfully attempted their courses of education. Many will celebrate, others will commiserate, and some will deliberate about their future prospects. However, it is important to remember that no matter what the outcome of their exams, they have a future and despite the prime importance of examinations right now, there is more to life than this. Despite the brightness of many young peoples` futures, there is also the grim reality of many a student’s past.
Brighter futures lie ahead for all that dare to dream, especially those that are driven from despair.