Cycling Against Suicide at Skerries CC
It was a busy day at Skerries Community College last Friday when the school gave out Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Certificates to its students and embarked on their annual Cycle Against Suicide event.
The certificates handed out to student recognised the results of their Junior Cycle State Examinations in June 2019 and give descriptions of their Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) as well as information on in-school 'Other Areas of Learning' (OALs) they have undertaken during 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year
On the same day Skerries Community College participated in Cycle Against Suicide's #SchoolsGoOrange to support positive mental health.
The Student Council and Diversity Team organised the stationary cycle.
The statistics on suicide are devastating. Worldwide it is the second leading cause of death in 15 - 29 year-olds. Ireland has the fourth highest suicide rate in the 15-19 age group across 31 European countries. Secondary schools across Ireland are joining with the national charity, Cycle Against Suicide on their awareness day #SchoolsGoOrange to reverse this trend and offer hope to students who maybe battling mental health issues. The school is support #SchoolsGoOrange and Cycle Against Suicide school's programme which bids to create a caring, respectful and safe learning environment that supports mental health in schools.