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Donegal schools pioneer mental health initiative

first_img“We are fortunate this year to lead and participate in the creative clusters: schools of excellence fund with four other primary schools in the area.We are piloting a mental health project which has the central theme of “Let Inside Out”/”Lig Istigh Amach”“All five schools have been introduced to a little character called “Daydreaming Brian.” Our work on positive mental health is undertaken by using Brian as a medium to discuss difficult topics at their level.”Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the Association of Teacher Education Centres Ireland (ATECI).Creative Clusters provide schools with access to creative people, skills and resources that will support them to draw on their own skills and experiences and those within their wider communities. This is an initiative under Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme.The Schools Excellence Fund is an initiative in the Action Plan for Education. It sets out to encourage and recognize excellence and innovation in our schools.This initiative will help deliver on the Creative Youth pillar of Creative Ireland, which sets out a commitment that every child in Ireland has practical access to tuition, experience and participation in music, drama, arts and coding by 2022.All five schools: S.N. Éadan Fhionnfhraoich, Glenties / S.N. Naomh Riaghan, Drimnacross. / S.N. Mhín a Ghabhann, Meenagowan / Scoil Colmchille, Baile na Finne / S.N. Na nDubhchoradh, Doochary, will showcase their drama “Brian Brionglóideach” alongside a litany of stars such as Bosco and Fidget Feet in Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair on May Day at 12.30p.m.Donegal schools pioneer mental health initiative was last modified: April 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmental healthschools Five primary schools are set to lead a mental health programme which will be showcased next week in Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair on Wednesday the 1st of May. The local schools have worked together to develop a creative project and have had an opportunity since October to collaborate on a new idea based on their local experience and unique perspectives.Oliver McGinley, Principal of S.N. Éadan Fhionnfhraoich said their school community has emphasized over the last number of years the need for taking responsibility for improving the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils. He said “We have, as a school identified the use of creativity (Drama in particular) as a significant tool in our strategy. It has always been our aspiration that all our pupils are afforded the opportunity to learn and develop, to feel confident and good about themselves. Being creative gives our pupils curiosity and confidence. It raises self-esteem and helps them to develop new tools of communication.”last_img read more

Aston Villa v Brentford: five key battles

first_imgBrentford travel to Aston Villa on Wednesday for the first time in more than 63 years. Very few fans will remember the Bees’ 0-0 FA Cup draw in January 1953 – here’s the five match-ups that could swing the latest contest.Scott Hogan v Tommy ElphickHogan’s double at Brighton not only earned the Bees three valuable points on the road, but it took the striker’s personal goal tally to 10 in 13 league games since his return from injury. On Wednesday, he comes up against Wales international James Chester and Villa skipper Elphick, who has settled in well since his move from Bournemouth.Andreas Bjelland v Jordan AyewIf Leicester loanee Callum Elder succumbs to a knee injury suffered on Saturday, Bjelland will again step in after an impressive second half up against Anthony Knockaert. He’ll face another of the division’s top players in Ghana international Ayew, a former Champions League player with Marseille.Maxime Colin v Jack GrealishOn the other flank, Colin will also have a challenge up against the unpredictable Grealish, who can dazzle one minute and flatter to deceive the next. If he can keep his man quiet, Brentford could do well – if he can’t, they might be in for a long night.Ryan Woods v Mile JedinakWoods continues to look comfortable at this level, a little over a year after stepping up from Shrewsbury. His range of passing will be crucial to setting off the Bees’ counter-attacks – former Crystal Palace skipper Jedinak will be keen to win their personal duel.Dean Smith v Roberto Di MatteoBees boss Smith talked of his Villa connections in the build up – he and his brother watched them as children, and his father was a Villa Park steward for 30 years. But once the whistle goes, focus will switch to his tactical battle with a Champions League-winning Chelsea hero occupying the opposite dugout.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How sturdy are your corn stalks?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Even though many of the soybeans across Ohio have been harvested and progress continues on the corn, the later the harvest season gets the more stalk quality is becoming an issue. Brodbeck Seeds Regional Agronomist Terry Jones visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how to assess corn fields to put together a plan of attack for the remainder of the 2017 corn harvest.last_img

Alleged suicide by farmer in Chouhan’s home district

first_img Keer’s son Sher Singh claimed that his father ended his life due to mounting debts. He said he saw his father lying unconscious and rushed him to the government Rehti hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.Mr.Singh said his father had borrowed Rs. 4 lakh from banks and Rs. 2 lakh from other sources due to which he remained disturbed.The incident comes days after Mr. Chouhan announced a slew of measures to end farmers’ woes in the State, which witnessed violent protests over loan waiver and other demands. Madhya Pradesh farmers not impressed, to step up stir A debt-ridden farmer in Sehore — the home district of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan — allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance on Monday.A case was registered at the Rehti Police Station, police said on Tuesday.The reason behind the alleged suicide of 55-year-old Dulchand Keer is still not clear, said District Collector Sudam Khade.Rehti police station in charge Pankaj Geete too said, “The cause behind the farmer’s death is a matter of investigation but he was having a debt of Rs. 6 lakh on him.”Also Readlast_img read more