In May 2021 we were awarded our first Amber Flag. This was a very special day for our school community as all of our hard work and dedication to promoting positive mental health was acknowledged and rewarded.
Our journey to achieving our first Amber Flag was a community effort. Everyone got involved – our students, parents, staff and the wider community.
While we were all learning from home we held a Health and Happiness Week. We ran an online drama and dance workshop with Next Stage Theatre School, a family yoga and meditation class lead by Yoga with Laura and we even all took part in a healthy treat cook along which saw over 20 of our families cooking along online with Ms McArdle and Ms Kildea.
Our wonderful PA organised a fantastic initiative called Active April. They set fun family challenges for the month of April including a superhero challenge and capoeria workshops.
However, the pinnacle event in our bid to achieve our first Amber Flag was our 5 marathons in 5 days challenge. Our 42 junior and senior infants ran a kilometre a day for 5 days – running marathons from Tokyo to Cape Town, Dublin to New York. Our amazing students not only completed 5 marathons in 5 days, learned about different cities and cultures around the world but also raised €1545 for Pieta House. Well done everyone!