25 February 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Election of Officers

Members of Monaghan Comhairle na nÓg enjoyed a team building residential in Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre during their February mid-term break. The group were elected onto the new committee at the Comhairle na nÓg AGM which took place in October 2015. Over the last few months the group have met on a number of occasions and have elected their new officers. Newly elected into their posts for the 2016 term were the following; Chairperson: Conor Greene (Patrician High School), Vice Chair: Ultan O Rourke (St Marcartans), Joint Secretaries: James Carolan (Patrician High School) and Terry Treanor (Our Ladies Secondary School), PRO: Michael Monahan (Ballybay Community College) and Assist PRO: David Mc Carthy (Inver College).

Signage promoting positive mental health

They are pictured here with signage that was created at their AGM last year.150 young people from across the County participating in a number of creative and fun workshops all with the aim of encouraging young people to get involved in different activities that promote doing something for your mental health. One of those activities was a graffiti art workshop. Under the guidance of 2 facilitators participants got an opportunity to paint 4ft x 4ft wooden signs with symbols and messages of positivity. The templates were outlined on the boards by the facilitators prior to the day so on the day the young people painted in the pre-prepared boards. The ideas for these templates were given to the facilitators as a result of a design brief that was circulated to art students in each of the 12 secondary schools in the County. Over 100 submissions were received and the facilitators worked through what they received, amalgamated some ideas and prepped up a final 18 designs for the day of the AGM.

The new committee have arranged for these signs to now be displayed throughout the County over 2016. They have discussed suitable locations with the Co-ordinators of the Municipal Districts in…


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