Press Statement: IFI from Noella Murray

Name of Pupil Parent School
Aaron Boyle St Paul’s HS
Dillon Cromie St Paul’s HS
Shea Loye St Paul’s HS
Cormac McDonnell St Paul’s HS
Matthew O’Callaghan St Paul’s HS
Ronan Reavey St Paul’s HS
Mark Small St Paul’s HS
Jason Clarke Newtownhamilton HS
Daryl Johnston Newtownhamilton HS
KillianWalker Newtownhamilton HS
Tony Canning St Joseph’s HS
Shannon Jennings St Joseph’s HS
John Mc Keever St Joseph’s HS
Adam Murphy St Joseph’s HS
Naomi O’Callaghan St Joseph’s HS


“The group of fifteen students come together every Thursday for the whole day in St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook, to study B Tec Sports together. In an effort to encourage greater integration and to create a unique sense of shared identity for the group, the idea of designing a specific uniform was posed by staff in June. With the support of the SCDL team and the expertise of the Art and Design department, a workshop was facilitated in September, during which the team of students designed a template for a sports jersey which incorporates the school crests of each of the three schools. The students are very proud to be launching their jersey as part of today’s SCDL pupil consultation, and they look forward to wearing the jersey as a sign of their friendship and shared identity.

“The support and guidance provided to date by SCDL has proved invaluable to this partnership. The team has guided and advised us each step of the way on best practice. They have afforded staff and students opportunities to build strong relationships both within the classroom setting as well as through external training sessions and team building activities. We believe that SCDL have played a pivotal role in cementing the trust and openness both within the team of staff as well as within the student group. We are looking forward to building on the successes of our first term and are steadfast in our commitment to work together to create more enriched provision of educational opportunities for all young people in the South Armagh area.