Jigsaw honours 17 Limerick schools who completed ‘One Good School’ Programme. James O Sullivan, Ailis Walsh, Olivia Donoghue and Michael Barry of Scoil Pól Kilfinane with VAlerie Wheeler – Spin South West and RTE and Donncha O Treasaigh – Director of Schools. Pic. Brian Arthur
Jigsaw, the youth mental health charity, honours the remarkable achievements of 17 Limerick schools that successfully completed the One Good School programme
Jigsaw, the youth mental health charity, honoured the remarkable achievements of 17 Limerick schools that successfully completed the One Good School programme at an event sponsored by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board at Thomond Park on Tuesday, 5th December. The event celebrated the dedication and commitment of the entire school community, including school leadership, staff, parents, and above all, the students, who worked together to achieve their One Good School award.
School teams, made up of representatives from across the whole school community, attended a series of online and face-to-face workshops, and engaged in various school programmes focused on mental health issues. One Good School in Limerick saw 993 staff members, 138 school leaders, 6,146 students, and 189 parents taking part in the programme.
Speaking at the event, Aoife Walsh, Youth and Community Engagement Worker, Jigsaw Limerick, said, “We are extremely grateful to Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Their commitment to Jigsaw’s mission and this vital cause is commendable, and we deeply appreciate their active participation and contribution.
“This celebration serves as a testament to the collaborative efforts of Limerick’s educational institutions, fostering a culture of understanding, empathy, and awareness surrounding youth mental health. The collective impact of these schools in driving positive change is truly remarkable, and Jigsaw is delighted to celebrate them!”
Limerick schools who completed the programme this year included: Castletroy College; Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom; Coláiste Íde & Iosef, Abbeyfeale; Coláiste Íosaef, Kilmallock; Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ; Coláiste Mhichíl, Sexton St; Coláiste na Trócaire, Rathkeale; Coláiste Nano Nagle, Sexton St; Crescent College Comprehensive; Desmond College, Newcastle West; Limerick Educate Together Secondary School; Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh; Mungret Community College; Scoil Pól, Kilfinane; St John the Baptist Community School, Hospital; Thomond Community College; and Villiers School, Limerick.
Also speaking at the event, Donncha Ó Treasaigh, Director of Schools, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, praised: “The outstanding support that Jigsaw has developed for schools based on its extensive consultation and research-based best practice in the area of mental health. Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is delighted to work closely with Jigsaw, and we are particularly proud of the very impressive number of our Community Colleges who have achieved the One Good School award.”
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