Rosmini’s Wellbeing Week came to a close on Friday 9th November 2018 with Laughternoon, a stand-up comedy event in aid of Pieta House. There was a mixture of song, dance and skits during this hilariously entertaining show. Our 1st, 2nd and Transition year audience got to learn of the importance of laughter as a healthy medium to express thoughts and feelings. They were reminded of the importance of not always taking life too seriously and of the need to make time for joy & laughter in their lives. A special thanks to Ms Markey for her work with the performers. Also to our students who donated 2 euros each to support the vital service that Pieta House provides for those experiencing mental health difficulties.
In the morning time, students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year participated in a workshop on child protection. They learned about the rights of the child and of the different types of abuse that undermine those rights. Students were made aware of the procedures that are in place in school in particular when reporting a child protection issue. The focus of this event was on encouraging our Junior Cycle students to be more aware of how to protect their rights.
Rosmini is delighted to be involved in the DCU UniTY programme. UniTY is a skills based programme specifically aimed at Transition Year students. It has been designed to increase student engagement in education and raise motivation and career aspirations and broaden students' world view. The curriculum is made up of Multimedia & Social Innovation, Smart Skills, Employability & Leadership and Student Empowerment. Other classes benefit through Maths quizzes, "Junior Discover" pathways to third level, DCU "Summer Scholars" programme, rugby and soccer blitzes. Further information from https://www.dcu.ie/access/secondary-schools.shtml