Thank you to all who contributed to Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. St Columb’s collected 113 shoeboxes! A fantastic effort was made by pupils and staff.  The shoeboxes will go to children in Eastern Europe and Africa. To read some stories of the difference a shoebox can make to a child visit www.teamhope.ie.  Thank you!

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St. Columb’s College supports Anti-Bullying Week: Monday 11th – Friday 15th November 2019.

The theme this year is: ‘Change starts with us!'

Pupils will be doing various activities in Classes and Assemblies throughout the week.

The St. Columb’s College Way – “Be safe, Be Ready, Be Responsible”.

 

On Friday 25th October Tony Connelly (RTE's Europe Editor and our Alumnus Illustrissimus for 2019) visited St Columb's College to spend time with our A-level English and Government and Politics students – as well as pupils from other schools across the city - including Foyle, St Mary's and Thornhill Colleges. Listening to Tony talking - inter alia - about Brexit (sorry!) brought home to all present the importance of reasoned conversation and debate. It proved to be a really interesting and indeed insightful day. Congratulations, Tony!

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Peace survey

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Michaela Boyle, presents St Columb’s College student, Bobby Deane with a £150 Gift Voucher for Claudy Cycles after he was successfully selected from 645 survey participants who recently completed the Peace IV Big Youth Survey.

The aim of the survey was to gather the views of a wide representation of young people in order that the results can be used to shape a Youth Manifesto that will be delivered by the newly formed NW Ministry of Youth.

The NW Ministry of Youth is made up of 35 Youth Councillors who have the opportunity to become leaders in promoting equality and tackling discrimination.  Youth Councillors will vote on the allocation of a £24,000 budget to deliver the Youth Manifesto, priorities that young people have put forward as important to them.

Find out more about the NW Ministry of Youth via: http://youth19.com/nw-ministry-of-youth/

Claire Lynch

Children and Young Peoples Coordinator