Coláiste Gleann Lí Students Record CD In Aid Of ISPCC

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Laura Stanisauskaite, Gavin Mulvihill and Jasmine Griffin with Principal Richard Lawlor and Deputy Principal Liam McGill at the launch of the CD at Coláiste Gleann Lí on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

STUDENTS of Coláiste Gleann Lí have created and produced a CD in support of the work of the ISPCC this Christmas.

The CD consists of five tracks which showcase the talent among the student body at Tralee’s fastest growing post-primary school.

The tracks consists of an eclectic range of musical talents and commences with a remix and modernisation of the old classic Jingle Bells featuring Jasmine Griffin (6th year) and rappers Daniel Burke (3rd year) and Ian Begley (2nd year). The CD also features an instrumental solo on the Guitar by Gavin Mulvihill (3rd year) among other original tunes.

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Coláiste Gleann Lí has an ongoing association with the ISPCC since it became the first school in Kerry to fly the ISPCC Anti-bullying flag in 2015.

At the launch of the CD on Wednesday afternoon, Deputy Principal Liam McGill said; “At Coláiste Gleann Lí we offer students every opportunity to develop their talents and flourish. This release demonstrates the extraordinary talent our students have.

“The ability to write lyrics and music with such an awareness of others and an acknowledgement that Christmas is not the same for everyone is incredible. We are very proud of what the students have created and achieved.

“I wish to thank Nora O’ Callaghan, Seamus Slemon and all those who helped in the recording of the cd in the state of the art recording facility at the Kerry ETB Training Centre, Monavalley. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Maria Ward, Maryanne Lowney and Myrna Egan for their involvement, there is no doubt we are very lucky at Coláiste Gleann Lí to have teachers who can foster the talents of our students so well”.

Jasmine Griffin, Gavin Mulvihill and Laura Stanisauskaite at the launch of the CD at Coláiste Gleann Lí on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The CD is on sale in the school office at Coláiste Gleann Lí at a cost of €5. All proceeds will go to the ISPCC.

The ISPCC Anti-bullying flag was awarded in recognition of their work in strengthening their preventative and proactive approach to bullying.

While several schools in Kerry have positively engaged with the ISPCCs Shield Campaign, Coláiste Gleann Lí is the first in the county to take the extra steps to reach the six necessary criteria to attain this award.

Some of these steps include completing the ISPCC Shield My School of Anti-Bullying Toolkit , ensuring a  dedicated Anti-Bullying coordinator is assigned within the school and installing  the ISPCC ‘Stand Up’ Report Tool ( an online reporting tool) to their web page.

The school attributes much of its increase in enrolments to these initiatives and the safe and respectful learning environment which it strives to create.


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