This year has been a very busy one for the Student Council. Following our visit to Comhairle na nOg last November, Robyn Mc Carthy has still been involved in the Youth Parliament, attending regular meetings in Cork. We’re lucky to have a representative linking us to the wider student body in Cork and it’s also a great opportunity to get involved in local politics. Please find attached his own account of his activities. **
We’ve also been consulted with by school management on various school matters such as creating a sense of pride in our school environment and earlier in the year we worked with the Parents’ Association about the reporting of any incidents of bullying that might happen.
Most recently the Student Council organised a charity Tag Rugby blitz in memory of our past pupil and friend, Rachel Cronin. 250 junior and senior students took part in the event which raised 800 in aid of The Make a Wish Foundation. Even though the morning was wet there was a great atmosphere of fun at the event. Eugene Mc Carthy of the Bantry Rugby Club co ordinated the games along with 4 other referees from the club and some of own star rugby players! We even had a visit from some Munster Rugby representatives on the day.
We formally handed the proceeds over to Mr and Mrs Cronin who gratefully accepted it on behalf of Make a Wish. Afterwards members of the Student Council rounded up a successful year with a nice lunch which was well deserved as they were an obliging and dynamic group who had a great rapport with each other.
We are already looking forward to the election of a new Student Council next September which we’re sure will be just as good!
We wish all students the very best of luck in the upcoming exams and hope that we all have a fun filled Summer!