Offaly school receives Ambassador award for third year in a row

Charlie Flynn

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Charlie Flynn

Offaly school receives Ambassador award for third year in a row

Gallen Community School Ferbane receives Ambassador School Award , three years in a row.

On Wednesday last, September 12th, the now annual Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Schools’ Awards ceremony was held in Dublin to recognise the work of 99 schools around Ireland who have completed the Ambassador Schools’ Programme, and became actively involved in mental health promotion.

The programme provides a framework for schools to integrate mental health activities into the school plan, and rewards schools who go the extra mile. The programme also aims to recognise innovative and effective initiatives, and facilitates schools to share and showcase good practice.

At the special reception, Gallen Community School in Ferbane was awarded the prestigious status of Ambassador School by Cycle Against Suicide in recognition of their fulfilment of the Five Gears, and their exceptional commitment to the promotion of positive mental health. The school were represented by Co-ordinator Mrs Evelyn Breen and students Ciara Buckley, Charlotte Healy and Mark Wren who received their award from Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee .