Buddy Bench Ireland's Visit to Limavidy Co. Derry

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”    Martin Luther King 


With great pleasure we attended a fantastic event this week where  representatives of nine Limavidy schools came together to be presented with their Buddy Benches, aided by the  joint effort of Mags Connolly, Tesco's Champion Co-Ordinator and Brian Mc Closkey of  Ballykelly Men's Shed and the group of shedders of course.

For whatever reason this quote "intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education" from MLK himself echoed in my mind. The group effort of many hard working determined people invited us from Kilkenny, children from nine different schools, teachers from those schools and several different representatives together with one common goal. To educate the children, to enhance their emotional intelligence and to set them on the right path of social and emotional learning.

All the children from:
Gaelscoil Léim An Mhadaidh 

Drumachose Primary School 

Ballykelly Primary School 

Together they gathered in the assembly hall of Limavidy Central Primary School to listen to our in-house psychotherapist Judith Ashton, give a taster of our Buddy Bench Aware programme. Children naturally embrace these programme where we repeat our ethos "Look Up, Look Around and Look Out For Each Other".

Thank you to all involved and we are so looking forward to delivering our full programme to these and many schools in Northern Ireland.

See You Soon
The Buddy Bench Team 

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