Coláiste Gleann Lí To Pilot New Alcohol Awareness Programme

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COLÁISTE Gleann Lí in Clash is to pilot a new alcohol awareness programme that has been devised by

Coláiste Gleann Lí is the first Kerry school to pilot the innovative programme 8-week programme which spans from first to third year and is being independently reviewed by the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

The programme is being rolled out by two teachers, Myrna Egan and Maryanne Lowney, who have been specially trained in programme delivery.

The programme is just one element of a suite of wellbeing supports offered at the post-primary school which is fully implementing the DES wellbeing guidelines as part of the new Junior Certificate Cycle.

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Principal Richard Lawlor commented; “Coláiste Gleann Lí continues to provide a holistic well-rounded education for our students and this has resulted in a staggering increase in enrolments over the past number of years”.

“We are delighted to be able to offer the programme to our students as part of our new wellbeing programme at Junior Cycle. The programme equips young people with the facts about alcohol and provides the information necessary for them to make sensible and informed choices as they progress through the adolescent years and into adulthood,” said Maryanne Lowney, SPHE teacher at the school.

The programme has been welcomed by students who have praised it for being informative and thought provoking. Myrna Egan, SPHE and Religion teacher commented; “the students appreciate this programme as it is contemporary and has interactive elements which encourage active participation and discussion around the key issues”.

Deputy Principal, Liam McGill stated that this initiative is one of many focused on student well-being,  that is being supported in Coláiste Gleann Lí. He highlighted the building that is due to commence shortly at the school.

“The new extension for the school reflects the massive increase in post-primary numbers for Coláiste Gleann Lí. The extension includes additional classrooms, changing facilities for our on-site astro turf pitch and a purpose-built interactive and creative space which will support our curricular programme going forward”.

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