Health is a hot topic at Castlebridge national school where efforts are being made to promote wellbeing among the pupil population.
This year, Castlebridge is endeavouring to achieve an Amber Flag with an emphasis on wellbeing promotion in an initiative co-ordinated by Amanda Bolger and a special committee.
The Parents Council are fully on board and have funded a number of initatives to help the pupils and the school achieve their goal.
To encourage sporting activity among the children, they bought a new set of goalposts which were presented by Parents Council chairperson Aidan Doyle.
The Council also helped to buy a complete set of the Weaving Wellbeing programme booklets which promote character strengths, positive emotions, tools of resilience and positive relationships.
The school has opened a new SEN (Special Education Needs) area in the school and the Parents Council are also funding sensory floor markings for this space.
To promote internet safety, they have organised an internet safety awareness day for pupils, parents and teachers.
One of the actions recommended to achieve the Amber Flag is the purchase of a new friendship bench for the school which the parents are also funding.