Stand Up Awareness Week
Stand Up Awareness Week is a time for second-level schools in Ireland to take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
On Friday 20th November, all staff and students were invited to participate and show their support for Stand Up Week by wearing a rainbow colour. We want to show Killarney Community College for what it is – a safe, supportive and inclusive school for all students.
Students who made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow colours were awarded house points. These students included Mischa Barton, Eoin O’ Sullivan, Fionn Lynch, Rachel Griffin, Ali Cahill, Emilia Ligman and Aoibhinn McCrank.
During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was flying outside and hanging proudly in the school canteen. In SPHE Classes, students had discussions around What it means to LGBT in Ireland, Words we use and Why they are important, and Tips on standing up to language that hurts.
And finally, a huge thank you to @killarneypride for the lend of some rainbow flags. If anyone would like to become involved in Pride events locally, Killarney Pride are looking for volunteers in particular social media volunteers this year, message them for more information!