9th February Cycle Against Suicide – Schools Go Orange

Aoibhe Conway, a cycle against suicide student leader at St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Killester, shares her story and pictures of the amazing day students participated in recently

Students from St. Mary`s Holy Faith, Killester recently attended the Student Leaders `Congress in the 3arena an annual event which is organised by Cycle Against Suicide . Cycle Against Suicide promote mental health the message that ;“IT`S OK NOT TO FEEL OK ; AND IT `S ABSOLUTELY OK TO ASK FOR HELP”.
As our school is an Ambassadors School we were very privileged to attend this event in the 3arena along with our principal Ms. Evelyn Mc Loughlin.
We all had a brilliant day filled with dancing, singing ,and we took away some amazing messages shared by the inspiring speakers such as “Be Here Tommorow”~Kevin Hines.
The congress was attended by 7,000 students from all over the island of Ireland and many other Le Chéile schools were also in attendance including our neighbours Manor House and De La Salle Raheny. It was very inspiring to see so many young people committed to the message of Cycle Against Suicide.
We are now looking foward to School’s Go Orange which is on the 9th of February. This day will help spread this fantastic message throughout our whole school, so that they can experience a small bit of what we felt throughout our memorable and inspirational day at the congress.
Aoibhe Conway, St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Killester