Fearon congratulates St Joseph’s High School on Equality Award

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Sinn Féin Assembly Member Megan Fearon visited St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen recently and congratulated newly appointed Principal Mr Jones and took the opportunity to tour the school and speak to some pupils.

“I had a warm welcome as always in St Joseph’s,” Fearon said, “I enjoyed meeting with new principal Mr Jones and hearing his plans for the school’s future. I know he will be an excellent Principal and I wish him well in his new role.”

Megan also praised the staff and pupils involved in an LGBT Equality project which has been nominated for an award. “I think that it’s fantastic that St Joseph’s has been nominated by the Teachers’ Council LGBT Teachers’ Group for an Equality Award which they will receive at a ceremony in Belfast on Tuesday 26th November.

“Their project on homophobic bullying caught the attention of the Rainbow Project in Belfast who put forward their nomination. I think this is a wonderful achievement and I commend the teachers and pupils for discussing vital issues for the LGBT and Straight community.

“Bullying on the grounds of skin colour, religion, economic position or gender is wrong and shouldn’t be tolerated. Bullying someone because of their sexuality is equally wrong and has no place in school or in society.”

Fearon also added her congratulations on the school’s recent sporting success. “This is just the latest success for St Joseph’s and it would be remiss not to congratulate the boy’s football team on their spectacular Herald Cup victory in extra time.

“I think St Joseph’s Crossmaglen has a brilliant future and the people I met today, both teachers and pupils, are great ambassadors for South Armagh.”


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