The Principal, pupils, parents and staff of St Patrick’s Grammar School are extremely proud of a group of Year 13 students who have volunteered and given up their free time to train as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. These 42 senior students have received training by school pastoral leaders and will be working closely with the Key Stage 3 pastoral team in supporting and mentoring junior students. The Anti—Bullying Ambassador project was launched officially in St. Patrick’s Grammar School this week to coincide with Anti-Bullying Week 2020 and has added momentum to a wide range of activities undertaken by St.Patrick’s students.
These impressive students have helped staff in supervising recreation time and have participated in the restorative methods that form an integral part of the St.Patrick’s Grammar School Positive Behaviour Policy. Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 2020 are Diarmuid Nelson, Shane McCormack, Callum Killen, Dara McGahan, Rhys Lawlor, Charlie McKeagney, Jay Wylie, Lorcan McKenna, Stephen Fegan, Azeem Alahi, Rhys Stevens, James Harvey, Connor Duffy, Jake Toal, Lughaidh Ó Donnaile, Michael Millar, Dillon Oliver, Ben Sherry, Aaqib Shakeer, Ryan Young, Ross Gill, Maitiú McKenna, Ruairí Loughran, Adam McCartan, Michael Haughey, Jonathan Henry, Eoin Murtagh, Pauric Tennyson, Oisín O’Callaghan, Daniel Thomas Hutton, Kieran Quigley, Charlie Traynor, Michael McLaughlin, Liam Dougan, Oisín McGurgan, Noel Moncy, Daniel Birt, Shea Creaney and Lennox Camara.
Mrs Julianne Denvir, Head of Key Stage 3, praised these young men commenting, “This is a fantastic initiative involving an outstanding group of young men who are demonstrating the key values of St.Patrick’s and providing excellent support to our youngest pupils. I have witnessed these Anti-Bullying Ambassadors on duty in the playground and on corridors and am very impressed with their maturity and compassion. Our younger students now have another level of support when they are feeling vulnerable, or indeed, when they feel the need for a friendly chat or some advice. It has been uplifting to see the new relationships forming between the junior and senior pupils over the past few weeks and I know the junior boys appreciate the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors giving up their time for them. A fine group of students who are making the St. Patrick’s community extremely proud.”