In October 2016, five 5th year students attended the AGM of Comhairle Na N’Og, an organisation that allows young people to be involved in politics and make a difference. Anna Offergeld, Katie Clissmann, Stephen Kinsella, Elliot Meinert and Cedric von Bourke participated in team building exercises to find out how the youth of today could help address the issue of mental health.
At the next meeting on Thursday 19th of January these students voted for whom should assume the role of chairperson, vice-chair, secretary and public relations officer. After giving short presentations their fellow students elected Anna Offergeld chairperson and Katie Clissmann PRO. Together with their fellow committee members they will explore and address the issue of mental health. Their next meeting is on 2nd of February.
Report by Katie Clissmann