Inclusion Awareness Days
Next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 4 to 6 March there will be a series of Inclusion Awareness events in our school. Inclusion is all about making sure everyone feels involved and accepted in our community.
On Wednesday, we will celebrate the important elderly people in our lives. Students are invited to stick up photos of themselves with their grandparents or significant older people on the grey board in the GP area or give them to Ms. M. Jordan to stick up (Photos can be left in Ms. Jordan’s tray in Reception and will be returned afterwards). Sean Kinsella will address all 1st, 2nd and 3rd years about the contribution of the elderly to society and his work protecting the rights of the elderly. Sean is a founding member of Saint Bridget’s Old Folks Club and is the chairperson of the wonderful organization, Wexford’s Meals on Wheels. He has also been the chairperson of the County Wexford Age Equality Network since 1986.
On Thursday, we will celebrate an LGBTQ+ Awareness Day. Students are invited to wear rainbow colours to school on Thursday to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. Thursday is also World Book Day and students are asked to dress up as authors or characters from their favourite books. Examples of notable writers from the LGBTQ+ community are John Boyne, Elizabeth Bishop and Colm Tobín.
If you are dressing up as a character for World Book Day that day and the rainbow colours do not fit in with your outfit, don’t worry! Students’ Council members will be in the GP Area in the morning and at lunch to paint rainbows on your faces so you can show your support that way. We will learn about important LGBTQ+ terms and there will be information leaflets available in the GP Area also. ShoutOut will work with all TYs on the day also. ShoutOut is a registered charity committed to improving life for LGBTQ+ people by sharing personal stories and providing education on LGBTQ+ issues.
Finally, on Friday we will have a disability awareness day shedding a light on all disabilities, hidden and visible. Past pupil Amy Hassett will address all TYs, 5th years and 6th years about living independently with a disability.
Please support these important awareness days which help to ensure our school community is always accepting and inclusive.
Other school news
- Best wishes to Kayleigh and Caoimhe Moran who will take part in the final of the “Wexford Has Talent” competition this weekend. Kayleigh and Caoimhe are part of the group “TULUA”.
- Day-long retreats for 3rd and 5th year students continue in the school and are proving to be very popular. Thanks are due to the Religion Department for organising these events.
- We wish to encourage all members of the school community – students, staff, parents – to contribute articles for the website – reports on events, achievements, good news stories, opinion pieces etc. The website is a permanent record of what happens in our school and is updated every week throughout the year. Photos are particularly welcome. Please email your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.