‘Follow your passion’, Fearon tells students

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Monday, September 5th, 2016
Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has urged young people who received GCSE and Junior Cert results to follow their passion when it comes to taking the next steps in their education or career. exam resultsFearon was speaking as GCSE results came out with Junior Cert results due out in the coming weeks. “I want to wish everyone awaiting results every success,” she said. “There is a lot of pressure on young people these days to perform and conform to what is, at times, a very narrow definition of success. “If I could offer any advice to young people who have received or are awaiting results I would tell them follow your heart and follow your passion. “The north has once again bucked the trend and outperformed those elsewhere; this is in no small part due to the success of the Signature Project. “There is a strong argument to be made to reintroduce this scheme in the future.
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September 2016Fearon added, “If students didn’t get the results they expected I would remind them that it’s far from the end of the world. There are lots of places you can go for help and advice on what to do next. Figure out what you are passionate about and go from there.”
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