Wednesday was the start of the second level journey for the first year students in Mountrath Community School.
It’s an anxious day for students and parents, embarking on a new educational journey and unique learning experience in Mountrath Community school.
Mountrath CS has a long established tradition of enabling this transition into second level by empowering young leaders, a group of 12 Sixth Years, to help the new students.
They do this through friendship, encouragement, warmth and giving time to make the next stage of their educational journey special and memorable.
The school chaplain Mrs Anne Moore coordinates and mentors this unique team of leaders.
She said: “It’s about the young leaders assisting the first years to do their best, and caring for them.
“It’s a personal spiritual growth for the team and first years, listening, sharing, caring and settling in.
“On such a big day , it was wonderful to see all the happy smiling faces.”
Check out some pictures courtesy of Ms Joan Hallissey below: