Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially students and young people. This years theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6th. Here at CDL in Ashbourne we have a number of activities planned to help get all of our students involved.
In preparation for this we had a friendly visit from our local Community Gardaí in Ashbourne. They delivered a talk to all our 1st year students on Internet Safety; how to keep their information safe online, how to mind their personal safety while engaging in the online world and the consequences of engaging in negative behaviour online.
High energy is common in Coláiste De Lacy but last week as part of ‘Wellbeing Week’ students participated in a series of activities to promote our overall health and wellness.
Zumba is a workout featuring movements inspired by the multifaceted styles of Latin American Dance. During our Zumba class, we engaged a ton of muscles, often (blissfully) unaware that we were incorporating traditional fitness moves like squats and lunges into the choreography. Zumba definitely put us into an endorphin-release zone with all the students agreeing that It really did improve our mood! The music really was so infectious and it was just so much fun.
Today in CDL; Tional was led by Iníon O’Flanagan and Maistír Brennan and they had a very powerful message for everyone. We all know that humans are naturally self-critical but in today’s world it seems to be amplified and even more so for today’s teenagers and young adults.
This morning’s Tional made us stop and think about how many times we check our phones or a social media accounts. Check out the following video and think about its message:
Here are a few pictures from our friendship week held at the beginning of May.
Over the course of the week our students participated each day in activities that promoted friendship, team bonding and collaboration while also looking at the importance of Human Rights and Responsibilities in their daily interactions with each other.
Listed here are just some of the fun activities the students participated in were:
Making friendship bracelets
A Friendship dance-off competition
Creating a ‘friendship web’ by passing along a string of yarn to a classmate while paying them a compliment (see picture)
Attending a Humour Fit Drama Production by Mike O’Sullivan on the theme and effects of bullying