Stand Up Week! 2017 (13th -17th November)


This week we are taking part in Stand Up! Week, the aim of which is to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+ and Intersex People) students by other students.

Why do we need Stand Up! Week

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) young people develop their sexual and gender identities within supportive families and communities and are leading happy lives.  However, many other LGBTI+ young people experience serious levels of homophobia, transphobia and exclusion in their schools, youth clubs and local areas.  

What is happening in school this week?

Videos and discussions on LGBTI+ issues in SPHE classes

Rainbow waterfall at school entrance and flying rainbow flag

Non uniform day on friday where staff and students wear a colour of the rainbow


Mr Coplen / Ms Keher / Ms Heffron (LGBTI+ Awareness Committee)

Noticeboard outside Room 5 /

Guidance Counsellor (Mr McGettigan)  / Chaplain (Ms Gallagher) (Information on support groups for parents and LGBTI+ people)