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Action Cancer Fundraiser

Year 8 took part in a three week programme hosted by Action Cancer on Health Awareness. The final week of the programme was a sponsored boxercise. The students raised a total of £167.80. The cheque was presented to Michelle Havern from Action Cancer

Action Cancer 'Gold Award'

The Integrated College Dungannon received a Gold Award from Action Cancer for their outstanding commitment to promoting healthy activities for students and staff. The College was also awarded the overall prize winner in the SELB Secondary Schools Category. The College was highlighted for its contribution to health promotion among pupils, parents, staff and also with local community organisations. Head of Learning for Life and Work, Lesley-Ann Hetherington, attended the awards ceremony at W5 in the Odyssey Arena, along with Year 11 students Cliodhna Morgan and Joanne Walker. Head of Learning for Life and Work, Lesley-Ann Hetherington said, “Health and education are inextricably linked so schools are a key setting to educate about health and shape attitudes towards adopting a healthy lifestyle. We are happy at the Integrated College that we are promoting the health of everyone in the school community and this has been recognised by Action Cancer”. The College hopes to apply for the award again in 2014.

Anti- Bullying Week 18 th- 22 nd November

Year 8 and 9 took part in the Northern Ireland Anti- Bullying Forum competition earlier in the school year. Within school, we also hosted our own competition based on the theme; I see, I hear, I feel. The winners are as follows and the girls completed some wonderful posters to help celebrate Anti- Bullying week.

 

1st Place- Wiktoria Wanczyk

2nd Place- Sophie Grimley

Joint 3rd Place- Georgia McNally

Joint 3rd Place- Kendra O’Neill

Yr 9 anti bullying workshop

PSNI Fireworks talk

PSNI / Translink talk

 

 

Bank of Ireland Talk for Year 14 Students

The Bank of Ireland came into the College to speak with our Year 14 students about budgeting in the future. As our students will be leaving the College next year, the information will be useful for them if they are at University or working. Claire Hutton from the Bank of Ireland gave advice about the services that are on offer to young people.

Opportunity Youth Workshop for Year 8

8I took part in a drug and alcohol awareness workshop presented by Opportunity Youth. Lynsey Arthurs from Opportunity Youth spoke with our students about the risks of drug and alcohol use. The students were involved in many interactive activities and benefited immensely from the workshop

Beam Productions provide Anti-Social Behaviour workshop to Year 10

Our Year 10 students took part in an Anti- Social Behaviour workshop as organised by Beam Productions. The workshop involved drama performances with the students taking part as well.

Simon Community workshop for Year 9

Darren from the Simon Community came in to speak with our Year 9 students about the work of the Simon Community and homelessness in Northern Ireland. Our students listened attentively as Darren spoke of the high numbers of people deemed homeless in Northern Ireland. This links into the work that Year 9 will complete in Term 3 on Social Justice.

 

Opportunty Youth Workshop

The Year 11 Learning for Life and Work classes have taken part in a workshop hosted by Opportunity Youth. This educated students about drug types, drug classifications, the law and the risks involved with drug taking. This was a very active workshop and everyone enjoyed participating and getting involved. Many thanks to Lynsey and Michelle for coming in to speak with each class. View photos of the event on the Site Gallery

Action Cancer Workshops

11JB have taken part in a 3 week workshop hosted by Action Cancer. Malachy from Action Cancer discussed with the students the various types of cancers and what measures you could take to try and prevent cancers. There was a focus on healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle choices and by week 3, the students were involved in a 'Boxercise' workout, stressing the importance of including exercise as part of your daily life.

Year 13 were also involved in a workshop hosted by Action Cancer. They discussed:

- Early detection

- Cancer prevention

- Health Promotion

. View more photos of these evenst on the Site Gallery

Beam Productions hold workshop at ICD

On Friday 10th February Beam Productions provided an interactive workshops for our Year 11 group on “Diversity and Inclusion”. The students were actively involved in making decisions and thinking about different cultural groups and how they interact in society. Beam Productions hope to return to the College soon to provide a similar workshop to the Year 10’s

Love for Life Workshops

On the 6th February years 9,11 and 13 attended workshops held by Love for Life in the College Hall. Love for Life is Northern Ireland’s premier and most established provider of Relationship and Sexuality Education. The workshops developed thinking skills and personal capabilities such as working with others, self-management and thinking, problem solving and decision making.

ICD Students visit Government Buildings

 

A group of Year 12 History and Learning for Life and Work students from Integrated College Dungannon visited Parliament Buildings recently and went on a bus tour of Belfast looking at the cultural divides that exist in the city. The students enjoyed their visit to Parliament Buildings and particularly taking part in a mock debate in the Chamber where Government ministers debate regularly. After an insight into the workings of the Northern Ireland Assembly, the students were provided with a tour of the city, looking at historic buildings, murals and they also had an opportunity to sign the Peace Wall that divides the Shankill and Falls Road.Trip organiser, Mrs Lesley-Ann Hetherington said, “The trip was very beneficial to the GCSE History and LLW students who examined the workings of government and investigated cultural diversity. The wet day did not dampen the spirits of the group and the visit proved highly successful”.Miss Louise Burke, Head of Integration at ICD added, “Bringing our students on this tour of West Belfast gave students the opportunity to understand more fully how detrimental segregation is to our society, the efforts being made to reconcile communities and also reinforced for the students’ their belief in integrated education”.

Other events:

 Year 10’s listened to advice from the PSNI in October about Law and Order and firework safety. This was a highly successful event and the students were shown images and clips about the dangers of fireworks. The Youth Diversion Officer of the PSNI also spoke to the students about the law and the consequences for young people.

 

Year 9’s attended a workshop held by the Simon Community on November 16th 2011. The students learnt about the homeless in Northern Ireland and about the work the Simon Community did to help those in need