On Thursday November 14th last as part of Stand Up Week students in St. Anne’s wore colours to raise awareness about LGBTI+ Bullying, Homophobia, Transphobia, etc. and raised funds for Pieta House.
The sum of €682.60 was raised and this is just one element of the Transition Year Young Social Innovators Project on Inclusivity that the students are undertaking this year.
In the coming weeks they will take part in the Pieta House #Feelgood Campaign and hold a movie night and also will focus on the 16 Days campaign to create awareness around violence against women.
Across the curriculum in school the students want to promote the message that there is a place in their school and in their community for everyone.
In January the TY students will attend the Cycle Against Suicide Students Leaders Congress in the City-West Convention Centre and take part in workshops on Anti-Bullying, Body Image, Self Care etc.
To reach out to the community the students have formed a partnership with the local Family Resource Centre and hope to campaign for more services for young people in the locality.