Edmund Rice Awards (Post Primary)

The Edmund Rice Awards (Post-Primary) was hosted this year by St. Mary’s CBGS on Friday, 20th April 2012.

 The order of events was as follows:

10.30: Arrival and Refreshments
11.00: Welcome Address by Mr Mark Watson
11.05: Reflection on Edmund Rice by Dr. Aidan Donaldson
11.15: Guest Speaker – Dr Gerry McCann
11.40: St. Mary’s CBGS Presentation and Distribution of Award
12.00: Lunch
12.35: Presentations by Edmund Rice College, Omagh CBS and CBS, Glen Road and Distribution of Awards
1.15: Conclusion and Prayer – Ms Geraldine McLaverty and Dr Aidan Donaldson.


Pupils, staff and governors from the second level schools were in attendance along with members of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust.

The guest speaker on the day was Dr. Gerry McCann who, among other things, is a senior lecturer in St. Mary’s University College, the Director of the Zambia-Northern Ireland Universities Initiative, a co-founder of the Centre for Global Education and a long-standing volunteer with the Morning Star Hostel for the homeless.

Pupils from the schools in attendance were recognised for the commitment to community outreach and their presentations included work with the homeless, other less privileged people, youth, senior citizens, those experiencing Special Educational Needs and cross-community relations. All of the schools are also involved with global projects but the awards concentrate on local endeavours.

Many thanks to the Principal and Staff of St. Mary’s CBGS for their organising of the event and their kind hospitality on the day.

On behalf of all participants we send our particular thanks to Mr Mark Watson, Dr. Aidan Donaldson and Ms. Clair McKillop.