We announced the winners of our fifth annual Mission Possible awards in April 2021.
With schools taking extraordinary steps to continue their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 50 schools across Ireland entered fantastic new projects and initiatives aimed at keeping a positive attitude and reducing anxiety to our school mental health awards.
Primary and secondary schools were invited to submit their entries to our three awarding categories: Best Standalone Project, Best Programme Activity and Most Creative Idea. Our judging panel - Paul Gilligan, Chief Executive Officer of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS), Tamara Nolan, Head of Communications and Advocacy in SPMHS, and guest judge, RTÉ Home School Hub Múinteoir Emer O’Neill – then chose our six winning schools.
Highlights of the 2021 Mission Possible entries ranged from everything from digital detoxes and virtual check-ins to a sensory garden and an LGBTQ mentoring programme.
The winning schools were:
Best Standalone Project
- Primary school: Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8.
- Secondary school: St Patrick’s Comprehensive School, Shannon, County Clare.
Most Creative Idea
- Primary school: St Oliver’s National School, Carlingford, County Louth.
- Secondary school: Kildare Town Community School, County Kildare.
Best Programme Activity
- Primary school: St Colman’s National School, Cloyne, County Cork.
- Secondary school: St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School, Dublin.
Watch the 2021 awards ceremony
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