This week, our students and teachers participated in the National Emotional Well-being Week. There was emphasis on mental health awareness with tips each day from our prefect team to help achieve a healthier, less stressful life. On Wednesday, we had Walk in my shoesday with students and teachers wearing odd shoes which focussed on getting out of our comfort zones and try to remove any stigma associated with mental health difficulties. A collection took place with all proceeds going to St.Patrick’s Hospital Foundation who provide access to mental health services for young adults in Ireland.
Three of our First year Junior Debating students entered into the Matheson Junior Debating competition The Speech. Each student had to make a video recreating a famous speech from history or film that was then uploaded onto Facebook where students would progress by public vote.
1st Year – Darragh – The Kings Speech
1st Year – Alex – The Hunger Games (400+votes)
1st Year – Gayatri – Helen Keller
Gayatri narrowly lost out on the 3rd finalist position. Alex and Darragh are two of three Junior Finalists. Students videos are currently before a panel of film and oratorical experts who will choose the overall winner.