Coláiste Bhríde has taken home the ISPCC Shield Youth Award for 2016. Our school was chosen as the winner following the final of the national competition at Vodafone’s Head Office at Mountainview in Leopardstown.
Coláiste Bhríde emerged as victorious winners over other finalists Jesus and Mary College in Goatstown and Coláiste Pobal, Setanta from Clonee in Dublin following a nail-biting interview by panellists, ISPCC board member Grace Kelly, Head of Vodafone Ireland Foundation Natalie Hodgess and Sophie Healy Thow.*
The ISPCC Shield Campaign Youth Award is a project award open to second-level students as part of their Transition Year or Leaving Cert Applied studies. This is also open to any group of students or group of young people that want to take part.
All of the projects included elements of the ISPCC Shield Campaign, creating awareness about bullying and helping to empower children to stand up to bullying in their lives. The winning project from Coláiste Bhríde focused on the impact of bullying through social networks. For their fundraiser, they completed a tractor run around their school.