5th Years were photographed talking with actor and Patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Cillian Murphy attended and spoke with the students - including Stratford students. Mr. Priestley and Mr. Fennell, with a large group of 5th years and some TYs, visited NUI Galway on Thursday, 1st February to participate in Youth Empathy Day. The event was organised as part of a pilot educational scheme, Activating Social Empathy. It was reported in the local media - Galway Bay FM - where the following photograph was published.
5th Year student, Julia Vinhaes Dos Reis, writes of the day:
"Yesterday, the 5th and 4th years went to Galway for workshops and speeches about empathy. The event happened in Galway University and Cillian Murphy was the special guest invited to talk about the topic. We went for lunch and after it we had a questions and answers session with the actor. Later on in the day we attended workshops such as yoga, mindfulness, literature, music, drama and media."
Thanks to Mr. Priestley and Mr. Fennell for organising.