St Kevin’s first in city to get anti-bullying award
By Maurice Garvey
CLONDALKIN school St Kevin’s Community College schools have been awarded an ISPCC Shield Flag for their preventative work on the issue of bullying.
St Kevin’s are one of the first schools in Dublin to receive the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) award.
ISPCC National Anti-Bullying Co Coordinator Sinéad McKee commended St Kevin’s for their “inspiring” work over the past few months in gaining the necessary criteria to qualify for the award.
“St Kevin’s are setting a positive example to other schools in the area, and I have no doubt that schools will engage with the ISPCC Shield programme,” said Sinéad.
St Kevin’s Community College principal Pat Lowry said the programme highlighted the importance and effectiveness of “the whole school community working together.”
Aishling Sammon, St Kevin’s Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator said the school takes “bullying extremely seriously” and after receiving the flag, they are this week focusing on homophobic awareness.
The ISPCC invite schools, sporting clubs with a juvenile section, youth clubs and pre-schools to come on board with the Shield anti-bullying campaign.
For more information, contact Sinéad McKee on email@example.com or visit www.ispcc.ie/shield.