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Stand Up Week 2022 Nov 14th – 20th

Stand Up week which is a partnership campaign week in Irish Secondary Schools between the Department of Education and BelongTo who are a national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland. Stand Up Awareness Week is a time for post-primary schools, youth services, and Youthreach in Ireland to join us and take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

We work closely with schools in our area throughout the year in lots of ways including delivering teacher training, delivering workshops and supporting school and student initiatives. This year we were delighted to be asked to come to Ardscoil Na Mara, St Angela’s Ursiline, St Paul’s Community College, Abbey Community College and Newtown School.

We delivered 11 LGBT+ Awareness workshops to support young people with the information and space to ask key questions that they can use to make their schools safe and happy places for LGBT+ students and that any bullying behaviour will be challenge and reported. We have now delivered this workshop to every single student in Ardscoil Na Mara. We were delighted to raise the flag with St Pauls newly established Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) group and look forward to seeing them again soon. We saw the 1st-3rd year groups and 4th-6th years for great chats in St Angela’s including a focus on how we use our power and how we feel powerful.

All schools are very welcome to get in touch if we can support activities throughout the year by getting in touch with community youth worker Debbie on 0860218941 or chillout@wstcys.ie

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