Comhairle na nÓg and the Department of Child and Youth Affairs launched ‘Our Voices Our Schools’ on Wednesday 4th December 2019 in Collins Barracks, Dublin. This is an online resource to improve participation of young people in decision making in our school system.
Minister Zappone was present to officially launch the toolkit on the day.
Newbridge College were one of only 3 schools nationally selected to be involved in the development of this toolkit. Mr. Pat O’Brien, Mrs Deirdre O’Callaghan and Mr. Brian Howard attended, together with 4 of our students Aoibhín Collins, Kanna Kodama, Finnian King and Oscair Murphy, in what was an incredibly positive day and one that highlighted Newbridge College on a national stage as a leader in relation to our Learners’ Voice work.
A video that captured our story of how we incorporated learners’ voice in the development of a Junior Cycle Wellbeing Curriculum was shown to all, together with a presentation by our representatives.
This video is available on the DCYA national website and in the online toolkit at www.ourvoicesourschools.ie
Read Kanna Kodama's account of the launch of the Toolkit in Collins Barracks on Wednesday 4th December 2019 by clicking here.