In November, our Modal UN group held a virtual Zoom AGM for Louth Comhairle na nÓg, hosted by Dundalk, Drogheda and mid-Louth Comhairle groups. The agenda included a round-up of the committee’s work in 2020, a focused session on Climate Action (led by Minister of State Malcolm Noonan and Liz O’Reilly of the Louth Environmental Network) and issues facing youth arising from Covid-19. There was a lot to think about and it was an inspiring insight into the potential power of youth politics at a local level.
UNCEIF World Children’s Day
We are incredibly proud of TY student Ruairí Holohan who was recently selected by UNICEF Ireland to speak to an Taoiseach Micheál Martin on World Children’s Day. Ruairí talked about the damaging effect of homophobic bullying and the need for schools to educate students about LGBTQ relationships. The Taoiseach was very impressed with Ruairí’s passion for this topic and how well he articulated his points. We are very proud of how well Ruairí represented himself and the school.
Congratulations to our 5th and 6th year students who won prizes for partaking in the Bank of Ireland School Bank Team and for getting through to the final of the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Quiz. Well done to all students on their success.
Our annual Christmas concert was in doubt this year due to Covid 19 regulations but thanks to the hard-work and patience of our Music teacher Ms. Norris and all our wonderfully talented music students we were able to enjoy a recorded Christmas concert performance that showcased the amazing talent in our school. All students enjoyed watching the recorded concert through virtual means in their classrooms. A selection of students from all year groups performed vocal and instrumental performances and a group of 6th year students performed a dance routine from “Sister Act 2” with the help of their equally talented teachers! It was a wonderful start to the festive season for everyone in DGS. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.
TY Cycle Against Suicide
TY class 4 Eden recently spent the day taking turns completing their Cycle Against Suicide goal. In total the class cycled 150km throughout the day. This was not an easy task for the students but they showed great resilience to set this great record. The other TY classes will have their turn soon to try to raise as much money as they can for a great cause.