Monday 4th February
2nd years and Rang Cara were accompanied by some 5th year companions to the central bank in Dublin city centre followed by a trip to the national wax museum. The students bonded greatly and learnt they have students to rely on no matter the year group! Shutout, a group of volunteers educating our Transition years and 5th year students about LGTBQ+ and the issues surrounding the group. Both 3rd and 1st year students really enjoyed our spaghetti tower marshmallow challenge.
Tuesday 5th February
Declan Loy also known as “Irondad” joined us for a very motivational talk about overcoming challenges and achieving dreams. Safe to say we all left the talk motivated for the future. 5th year students had a lovely time creating our “Defeating the Blues” people made from MDF in an art workshop, the finished designs were amazing and will be hung up in the school! Transition years accompanied by 1st years took part in their “Della friends” activity of an interesting quiz.
Wednesday 5th February
2nd year students followed in the 5th years footsteps as they also created some beautiful artwork, a wellbeing board containing ways to take a well needed rest for our mental health. Later in the day transition year students attended a social media workshop, where they got to debate and learn a lot about social media as it thrives in the modern society, we live in.
Thursday 5th February
Transition year students had an amazing time at the skills@work event in Verizon media. Some amazing careers to come for these young brainboxes! 2nd years got their steps in when they took part in a sports GAA workshop. 3rd year students tested their knowledge in a very competitive quiz!
Friday 6th February
Our Della goes blue day! Defeating the blues one day at a time, our school was decorated in all blue and students had a non-uniform day wearing blue to raise money for our school’s mental health campaign “Behind The Obvious”. Students really enjoyed our blue face painting and the wonderful atmosphere throughout the school. 1st year students participated in an African drumming workshop doing what they do best, make lots of noise! At the end of the day 1st ,2nd and 5th year students had a very enjoyable afternoon from watching (well more like singing) the greatest showman, playing Nintendo switch to a wide variety of games and music everyone left school with wonderful smiles and positive vibes all around.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, donated and supported our well-being week this year, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!
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