Students say 'don't crack up... talk up'

WITH the ongoing support of the principal and the Kerry Education and Training Board, the Castleisland Community College Students' Council is very active in the day-to-day affairs of the school community.

A wrist-band campaign entitled 'Don't Crack Up, Talk Up' was very successful in its aim of promoting positive mental health in the school.

As a result of the campaign the students were delighted to be in a position to present a €150 donation to 'Jigsaw Kerry' last week.

Two Leaving Certificate students from the college, Lisa Browne and Máire O'Connell, travelled to Dublin last year for training with the 'O2 Think Big' project. The wrist-band project was based on the hints and tips the students picked up during their trip to Dublin. The event created a great atmosphere in the school as well as promoting positive mental health.

Aidan Murphy of Jigsaw Kerry, who visited the school to collect the cheque, thanked the students and teachers for their interest in youth mental health and the donation. He also told the students that Jigsaw Kerry would be expanding its services to the Castleisland area over the coming weeks.


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