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Banagher College raise aware with Schools Go Orange day

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Banagher College raise aware with Schools Go Orange day thumbnailTransition year students in Banagher College promoting positive mental health on Friday last for Schools Go Orange Day, a nationwide initiative to raise awareness for positive mental health.

BANAGHER College was a blaze of colour on Friday last for Schools Go Orange day, a Nationwide initiative to raise awareness for positive mental health.

Schools Go Orange Day is one of the gears or tasks necessary to complete the Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School award for 2018. Banagher College are well on their way to being collect their third award thanks to the commitment shown by the transition years.

Teams of TYs were busy preparing for the event making orange friendship bracelets for every student and member of staff. They decorated stones with positive messages. Posters were made and distributed to every business in town to raise awareness that "it's okay to feel not okay".

They decorated the school and made a video which was shown to all students during roll call on Friday.

They took part in a school walk and were face painting throughout the day. Juicy orange segments were given out during lunch break and a ginger King and Queen were crowned. The staff supported the event by wearing Orange and used orange paper for their handouts in class.

Thanks to Super Valu for sponsoring the oranges and Portwest for the high-vis vests worn during the walk.

A special thank you to Garda Brendan Kenny who accompanied them on the walk and for ensuring their safety down through the town. Well done to the TY year students for organising such a fun and successful event.

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