Competitions and Awards, Schools

25 April, 2022

Meet the schools shortlisted for our 2022 Mission Possible awards

Fifteen primary and secondary schools from across Ireland have been shortlisted in the 2022 Mission Possible awards from us here in Walk in My Shoes (WIMS).

Mission Possible is our annual awards programme for schools, celebrating their mental health promotion and awareness-raising activities.

We received some incredible entries to this year’s competition, which closed for applications in late March. Teachers were invited to submit their school’s mental health initiatives under one of three categories and to upload images, videos or other documents from the initiatives to our School Portal.

We’re delighted to reveal the shortlisted schools in each category below. Amanda McArdle, WIMS Campaign Manager, said:

“It was a real privilege to see all the entries coming through to Mission Possible this year. Teachers and students in Ireland showed real imagination and enthusiasm in coming up with ways to open conversations about mental health and wellbeing and support each other through what have often been stressful and uncertain times."

She added: "It’s great to see that our shortlisted schools come from each of the four provinces, which just highlights the amazing work that schools all across Ireland are doing to make mental health and wellbeing a priority.”

Our judging panel now has the tough task of reviewing the shortlisted entries and selecting the winners, marking them based off each initiative’s goals and outcomes, how they were put in place in the schools, and a number of other factors.

Winners will be announced in an online ceremony at 12pm on 4 May, with the winning primary and secondary school in each category receiving a €600 prize. 

Watch the ceremony live here.

Best of luck to all those shortlisted!

2022 Mission Possible shortlist

Best Programme Activity

Primary school nominees

  • Scoil Bhríde Rathdowney, Rathdowney, County Laois.
  • St Clare’s National School, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan.
  • St Patrick's Boys and Girls Primary School, Lombard Street, County Galway.

Secondary school nominees

  • Curragh Post Primary School, The Curragh, County Kildare.
  • John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, County Limerick.
  • Loreto Secondary School, Bray, County Wicklow.

Best Standalone Project

Primary school nominees

  • Ratoath Junior National School, Ratoath, County Meath.
  • Realt na Mara National School, Gorey, County Wexford.
  • Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8.

Secondary school nominees

  • St Joseph’s Secondary School, Drogheda, County Louth.
  • Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin 9.
  • West Wicklow Youthreach, Blessington, County Wicklow.

Most Creative Idea

Primary school nominees

  • Marino Community Special School, Bray, County Wicklow.
  • Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8.
  • St Clare’s National School, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan.

Secondary school nominees

  • St Colman’s Community College, Midleton, County Cork.
  • St Patrick’s Comprehensive School, Shannon, County Clare.
  • West Wicklow Youthreach, Blessington, County Wicklow.

Learn more about Mission Possible

Learn more about Mission Possible