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‘Pioneering’ facility opens

Amanda Irvine, vice-principal of Carrick College, helping Fintan Connolly, from 'Take Ten', cut the ribbon at the new centre. INCT 49-752-CON

Amanda Irvine, vice-principal of Carrick College, helping Fintan Connolly, from 'Take Ten', cut the ribbon at the new centre. INCT 49-752-CON

Carrickfergus College’s new Well Being Centre has been officially opened.

Staff and special guests from the community attended the ceremony which included a tour of the facility.

The innovative software ‘Take Ten’ was also available for guests to try and an outline was given of emotional health and wellbeing plans for pupils at the North Road school.

Fintan Connolly, the man behind the ‘Take Ten’ technology, addressed those assembled and praised the school for its “innovative” and “pioneering” stance on developing the emotional wellbeing of pupils.

He emphasised that the school is at the forefront of the movement and he took time to explain a bit about the equipment he has developed.

Hedley Webb, principal of Carrick College, emphasised the school’s commitment to developing the “whole child” and to ensuring that all of the students are encouraged to be confident in their own ability.

Mrs Irvine, vice-principal for Emotional Health and Wellbeing, spoke with pride about the school’s achievements to date in this area.

As the first vice-principal in the North Eastern Education and Library Board to be awarded this area of responsibility, she expressed her desire to see the college continue to develop this part of school life for the benefit of the pupils.

 
 
 

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