Bunscoil Mhuire set up its Amber Flag Team in 2020. The Amber Flag initiative is run by Pieta House to create awareness about positive mental health. We feel this is a very worthwhile initiative as positive mental health is an integral part of overall well-being.
In our first year we established an Amber Flag Notice Board and had a Samba Drumming Workshop in aid of Pieta House. We obtained our Amber Flag in May 2020 and are in the renewal process for our 2nd year now.
This year our goals are to have a whole school approach to mindfulness and create a positive atmosphere with aspirational quotes and posters throughout the school. We have whole school guided meditation on Mondays. Noticeboards have been updated throughout the school and at all entrances. On Wednesday 21st April we had Mental Health Awareness Day. We wore bright, colourful clothes, had guided meditation and spirits were lifted with all the positivity throughout the school.