Ms Gilroy and Ms Smith will be taking part in training for the 'Fun Friends/Friends for Life' programme on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th of January in Drumcondra Education Centre.
This programme originated in Australia. It is a school based positive mental health programme and is recommended by the World Health Organisation. The programme helps children to develop effective strategies to deal with worry, stress and change and teaches the skills required to reduce anxiety and promote resilience.
The programme is delivered by the National Educational Psychological Service. It is hoped that introducing this programme to the school will be of benefit to all the children. Mr Tyndall is also trained in the programme.