Banagher girls focus on boosting self esteem

THE ‘Self Esteem Booster Team’ from Banagher of Sorcha Moran (16), Lauren Moran (16), Christine White (16) and Lauren Bracken (mentor) recently met with Irish and Leinster rugby star Johnny Sexton at O2’s head office in Dublin as part of the ‘Think Big’ programme.

THE ‘Self Esteem Booster Team’ from Banagher of Sorcha Moran (16), Lauren Moran (16), Christine White (16) and Lauren Bracken (mentor) recently met with Irish and Leinster rugby star Johnny Sexton at O2’s head office in Dublin as part of the ‘Think Big’ programme.

Sexton was unveiled as the official ambassador for the ‘Think Big’ programme which is a programme designed by O2 and Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, to enable young people to do projects in their community that will make a difference to theirs and to other young people’s mental health.

Sexton said, “I’m delighted to be an ambassador for the Think Big programme and I really admire the young people involved as they are being proactive about making a real difference in their local communities. The project ideas are fantastic and I was proud to be able to share my ideas with this group and hopefully help them to achieve their goals.”

The Self Esteem Booster Team project, set up by Lauren Moran, aims to help people who feel they don’t fit in to their town or school.

Lauren and her friends are organising a community event with a selection of inclusive games for anyone to join in, including egg and spoon races, three legged races and quizzes.