We are delighted to announce that ShoutOut workshops will now be available in schools across Northern Ireland, in partnership with Cara-Friend, which runs the LGBTQ+ youth service in the North. This new partnership will allow us to reach more schools and students on an all-Ireland basis, working with our partners in the North to make the secondary school experience of LGBTQ+ young people more positive and more inclusive.
Our first workshop took place on Septmber 14th in St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School in Newry, and this followed on from taking part in Newry Pride earlier this month – our first in Pride in Northern Ireland. It’s another big step for ShoutOut as we kick off our fourth year in schools, since launching in 2013. The 2016-17 school year will see us deliver workshops to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in all corners of Ireland. We are very excited about our new partnership and about reaching more students in schools than ever before!
“We’re very excited to be bring our workshop model to Northern Irish schools in partnership with Cara-Friend” says Bella FitzPatrick, Managing Director of ShoutOut. “The workshop in Newry earlier this month is hopefully the first of many over the coming year.”
“We were delighted to have ShoutOut deliver their first workshop in the North here at St. Joseph’s” says Declan Murray, Principal. “It’s a great honour to have been the first school to have received one, and it was received brilliantly by the students involved.”
If you would like to request a workshop for your school in Northern Ireland email Declan Meehan on email@example.com to organise!