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NI Commissioner for Children

 As part of their review of mental health services for children and young people, the NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) would like all 11 – 21 year-olds to share their experiences of having sought or gained help in this area.

We have asked our pupils to go to www.niccy.org/SpeakYourMind to view the survey and complete it if they can.

Permission from parents/guardians is required, and further information is available at that address. The purpose of the survey is to help NICCY inform government on how to improve services.

 

National Citizen Service

Darragh from NCS delivered a presentation to our Y11-13 pupils this morning, outlining their social action project to potential applicants. The autumn project begins at the end of October and will end prior to Christmas, offering pupils the opportunities to complete a residential, skills workshops and devise a social action project. Furthermore, work with NCS can count towards pupils’ volunteering hours for their Millennium Awards.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis and are available at the following link:

http://pages.ncs-email.co.uk/YPOJNorthernIreland/

Young Enterprise 2017

Year 8 pupils who participated in the Young Enterprise ‘Your School, Your Business’ Seminar on Friday 8th September.  This is an exciting and engaging way to introduce pupils to their new school.  The younger pupils were ably assisted by Year 13 & Year 14 students who willingly gave up their free periods to help Adele and Eimear, the Young Enterprise Trainers.