Stratford’s Friendship Fair another major highlight of Friendship Week

Friendship Fair, September 2016 Image: Ms Reynolds
NEWS / 4 October 2016

Ms Reynolds and the TY students played host to Stratford's Friendship Fair on Thursday, 29th September. Pupils from Stratford National School were also invited to participate in the many activities in the Fair. Friendship Week was from 26th - 30th September. On Monday, 3rd October Ms Reynolds and Charlie Ward-Pratt (TY) were interviewed by Sean O'Rourke on his RTE Radio 1 Today show about sociograms.

Today we had a wonderfully successful joint Friendship Fair between Stratford College and Stratford National School. The TY students played host to pupils and students from both schools and participated in a wide variety of activities. Activities included a getting your photo taken with your new Fringo pal; making a friendship bracelet, playing boardgames with your friends, playing Pie Face and the chance to win two cinema tickets when you nominate your friend for an act of kindness. Every student donated money at the Friendship Fair in aid of the ISPCC. The Friendship Fair was part of Stratford's Friendship Week, when the highlight was receiving the ISPCC Anti-Bullying Shield flag.

Ms. Reynolds

 

"I really enjoyed the Friendship Fair, it was a great way to get to know other years. It was really fun and it was great helping out the Primary School when they came. Everyone was really happy and it was a brilliant day."

Ross Smith (3rd Year)

 

Ms Reynolds and TY student, Charlie Ward-Pratt were interviewed on the 'Today with Sean O'Rourke' show on RTE Radio 1 on Monday, 3rd October about how Stratford College form tutors use sociograms with their classes as a means of preempting bullying behaviour. Listen to the podcast here. The interview was also highlighted by RTE's Lifestyle section on the same day.

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