The deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has praised Holy Trinity College in Cookstown for their support of young people and families during the pandemic.
In response to the impacts of Covid-19 and the challenges being faced by families within the school community, Holy Trinity undertook to provide food parcels to those who could benefit. The college is now supporting 70 families in this way.
The school has also been focussing on the personal and emotional wellbeing of students during this time, including through their nurture unit.
Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said: “The pandemic has been so difficult for our young people, and their wellbeing has undoubtedly been impacted by the virus. As well as dealing with the challenges of remote learning, they haven’t been able to do the things that are important to them, or have the same interaction with their friends as they normally would.
“Holy Trinity has worked tirelessly to look after the emotional wellbeing of students, helping them to stay connected and supported during these hard times.
“The provision of food parcels for families across the community is truly incredible. The dedicated and compassionate team within the college is actively responding to the challenges being faced by so many. This effort is deeply appreciated.
“I commend Holy Trinity’s teachers, support staff, students and their families and thank them for the care they have provided when people have needed it most. They are an exemplar of the community spirit that has been so vital over the last year.”
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