This week is Stand Up Week across Ireland. Ardgillan College is an open, caring and diverse school community, as such we will be taking a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying & promoting LGBTQIA + awareness this week. Stand Up Week will feature across subjects, specifically CSPE, SPHE, Health Education & RSE, along with several school wide events.
There are lots of activities running across the school, such as:
Irish & International LGBTQI People of inspiration: will be included with the morning announcement & feature on our social media.
Pride Flag Coding Workshop: Mr. O'Neill will be running a workshop during lunchtime Monday lunchtime for 1st Year students to code their own pride flag.
Bunting and Badges Workshop: Ms. O' Toole will be running a workshop during lunchtime Wednesday for 1st Year students to make bunting or Ardgillan crested pride pins.
Flag Raising: There will be a pride flag raising ceremony during junior lunch Thursday.
Poem and Poster competition: There will be a school wide poetry & poster competition for Stand Up Week. Themes: inclusion, acceptance, diversity.
Odd Sock Friday: We are encouraging all students to wear odd socks on Friday as a symbol of the diversity in our school community.