TY Virtual Talk- Dr. Karen Weekes

November 23, 2021

Last week our TY students had a virtual talk with Dr. Karen Weekes who is a lecturer, sports psychologist and adventurer. She is currently training to become the first Irish woman to row solo across the Atlantic, a 3,000 mile journey from the Canaries to the Caribbean. Her #SheCanDo2021 campaign aims to encourage more woman and girls into endurance sport.

Her talk was inspiring and encouraged students to push themselves outside their comfort zones. She got them to think about what they can gain from their TY year and how they can be more productive and plan. She also spoke about the power of the mind and importance of maintaining a positive and proactive mindset. The girls really enjoyed the talk and especially loved to hear about her training regime. We wish Karen the very best of luck with her training and journey ahead.