LAUNCHED: A New Loreto College Foxrock Student led Initiative –
ANTI-BULLYING AMBASSADORS 2017
We are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of a new and exciting student led and student implemented initiative here in our school.
Members of our Student Council 2016/17 addressed their wish for everyone in our school to experience the very best of what it means to be part of the community of Loreto College Foxrock. They wanted to find a way to encourage and support all of our students in ensuring that our school is a safe, happy, kind and inclusive place for each student. Most impressively they wanted to do this from within the student body.
Following on from that, two of our students, Anna MacNulty and Eve Reidy, approached some staff members about these ideas. They made a presentation about their vision for this understanding of what the spirit of Mary Ward, means in practical terms, for every Loreto students’ treatment of each student within our school – a way of acting that is centred on kindness, compassion and consideration.
The opportunity to be part of a programme which trains students from 1st - 6th Year to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors was greeted therefore with great enthusiasm. During the Spring and Summer terms of last year a group of ten students attended training and showcase events with other Irish schools to learn about the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme. Their plan was to launch our own Loreto College Foxrock Ambassadors at the beginning of this new school year.
Over the next months our Anti- bullying Ambassadors will continue to post lots of information about their aims, activities, initiatives and awareness raising programmes so please enjoy their news.
It is my great privilege now to refer you to the text of the inaugural speech given by our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Coordinator, Eve Reidy, at our first Whole School Assembly of the academic year 2017’18.
We wish these students the very best with their initiative and are looking forward to their involvement in making a real difference where it matters most – among our young people.