One Donegal school certainly hasn’t wasted any time during the lockdown.
The staff of Errigal College in Letterkenny have seen an opportunity to devise an innovative initiative to support the students’ mental health and wellbeing.
Virtual Wellbeing Clubs are being established and will be held Monday to Thursday from 4.15pm – 5pm and will range from Music, Tea & Chat, Baking and Bingo, Virtual Yoga, Virtual Karaoke, Virtual Quiz and Virtual Book Club to name but a few and will utilise the passions, skills and talents of the dedicated teachers of Errigal College.
The initiative is about having fun, conversing and meeting up virtually with other students with a common interest outside of scheduled class time.
Errigal College’s intention is to educate the young men and women of Letterkenny holistically and this initiative will allow them an outlet in a relaxed and supportive manner.
Students will be offered the opportunity to experience different clubs each term so that they are afforded as many different experiences as possible. Once schools return to in-person learning again the clubs will continue.
Further details will be provided to parents/guardians and students in due course about the various clubs on offer and how to sign up.
Speaking of the initiative, Mrs. Mc Laughlin, Virtual Wellbeing Club coordinator, said that, “We know that this is a time of unexpected change which can involve a great deal of stress, loss, and disconnection. Through the Virtual Wellbeing Clubs we are actively creating opportunities and experiences that are designed to support our student’s well-being in these challenging times”.
Please also keep an eye on the school Facebook for more important updates about this exciting initiative: https://www.facebook.com/errigalcollegelkTags: