We had such a truly memorable beginning for Darkness into Light Ballinamore. The community came together in their hundreds to walk, everyone walking for many different reasons. The wonderful sea of yellow leaving the school grounds, each carry a Candle of Hope, was incredible and emotional.
Thank you for supporting Pieta House.
Thank you for remembering: There is Light in Darkness and Hope in Despair.
Thank you to our incredible committee, without whom the idea wouldn’t have come to fruition.
Thank you our sponsors.
Thank you to An Garda Siochana.
Thank you to the Civil Defence.
Thank you to Michael O’Dell.
Thank you to our Stewards & Volunteers.
But most importantly Thank YOU for waking up and joining the movement of “Darkness Into Light”.
Together We Can Make A Difference
As part of Catholic Schools Week and for St Brigid’s Day, first years and 5th year mentors were flat out making St Brigid’s Crosses!
Registration opening soon.
As part of the delivery of our RSE programme to TY and 5th students, we had two Cancer Awareness presentations.
Rachel Fitzgerald Feeley from Breast Cancer Ireland spoke to our female senior students.
Martin McHugh, past pupil, spoke to our male senior students about testicular cancer.
Both talks provided our students with: personal testimonies, factual information and the overall message of why it is so important to look after all aspects of our personal health.
This year our theme is “Random Acts of Kindness”. Our school tree contains each of our students commitments to do one act for another person. A little goes a long way. Among the many activities and events, students and staff did a walk around our school to highlight the benefits of a little exercise to our well-being and were given some orange segments for a vitamin C hit!
Ty students are currently receiving this life skills program from Aware. Helen Emmerson will facilitate the workshop for the next four weeks.
Ms.Dawn McKeon and her 1st and 2nd yr art classes in our school Prayer Room. They are pictured here with the three reflective, painted banners they designed and created in art class. A wonderful project completed together in recent months and gifted back to our school.