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Stand Up Week 2021

Stand Up Week 2021

'Choose words that heal, not hurt' Stand Up Awareness Week will take place from November 15-19th, 2021

Stand Up Awareness Week is a time for second-level schools, youth services, and Youthreach in Ireland to take a stand against homophobic bullying. The week is an opportunity for us to take steps to ensure that our school community is a safe and supportive for LGBTI+ young people.  

Some school-based events to mark Stand Up Week in our school include:

Stand Up Week video:
Our deputy principal, Colin McCarthy, and our school captain, Devin Synnott, have recorded a short message for the school community during Stand Up Week. 

Video message from Fr. James Martin SJ
​Fr. James Martin SJ sent us a special message to mark Stand Up Week in our school.  You can watch his video here

Creative Arts Competition

Included above is a copy of a poem written very recently by a student member of our Belvedere Pride Society. It highlights the struggles of the LGBT+ community but also the importance of safe and accepting spaces. As part of our Catholic ethos of promoting community, acceptance, justice and compassion, we continue to collectively work towards fostering a culture and a school space where everyone feels welcome, respected and safe. As part of the week, we will be running a Creative Arts competition for students on the issue. The poster is below


You can find a link to lots more StandUp Week resources here

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