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Read the letter from Jenny O'Meara from Cycle Against Suicide
6,000 students gather in UL to raise awareness of key message; It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help
Anois is a leadership training programme run in conjunction with secondary schools for students in transition/fifth year. It has been running in the diocese for over 20 years. It is a residential programme run in St. Patrick’s College in Thurles. The Anois programme offers young people the chance to develop their leadership skills as well as giving them the opportunity to build up their confidence and self esteem and make lasting friendship. Here are two accounts from students who attended the workshop.
"I can" was the main message from an inspiring talk from Limerick Suicide Watch to our 6th years and leaving certificate applied students. Many thanks to Mike, Sarah, Ger and the star of the show Dog Vern. Comments from teachers and students alike to "the great talk". A "honest, open and positive talk" about your mental health and how it's often the second time you ask people are they okay before you get the real answer.
Our first year history students recently had the opportunity to meet with archaeologist Dr. Stephen Mandal. During the talk students analysed ancient artefacts and learned about the work of an archaeologist. Many thanks to Stephen for his patience and knowledge.
Our 5th and 6th year agricultural science students went on a trip recently to Pat O Brien's farm in New Inn Co. Tipperary. The purpose of the trip was to see commercial grade potato production as part of their leaving cert project research. The students were brought through the process of sowing, cultivation practices, harvesting and storage of several varieties of potatoes.This was a very enjoyable and educational trip and the sun shone down on us. Many thanks to Pat O Brien for his patience and knowledge.
Our 6th year history class went on a history tour to Dublin on October 5th 2016, where they visited the Witness History Exhibition in the GPO and then went to the Dáil where they met local ministers Tom Neville, Niall Collins and Maurice Quinlivan.