Students celebrate diversity at Errigal College, Letterkenny

THE multinational student population at Errigal College in Letterkenny was celebrated last week with several students gathering in the school’s foyer where they set up information desks about their native countries.

Some of the school’s Transition Year students, Brithany, Lucia, Adasha and Javier, who are from Bolivia, prepared some samples of Bolivian food for the other students to enjoy. Their beef charque was particularly popular!

The school is proud to have 39 different nationalities, including students from Ukraine, Poland, Bolivia, Brazil and many other countries.


Meanwhile, Letterkenny Tidy Towns celebrated its 37th Annual Cleaner Community Campaign Awards recently where Errigal College won two awards.

The school’s Green Schools Committee won the Caring for our Environment Award collected by Caitriona Hasson.

Jo-Ann Evans won the Jim McCormack Award for Secondary School Young Environmentalist of the Year.

Jo-Ann has been selected to be a Climate Action Ambassador in the ‘And She Cycles’ initiative and will work closely with An Taisce.

Errigal College Principal, Danny McFadden, is delighted that Jo-Ann’s excellent work has been recognised: “We are all learning to live more sustainably, and Jo-Ann has really helped us to take a step towards a cleaner environment,” he said.

Errigal College’s Green Schools Coordinator, Caitriona Hasson agreed: “Jo-Ann also helped run a successful sustainable fashion campaign in

Errigal College called ‘S.W.A.P.’ – Switch, Wear, Alter, Pass on unwanted clothes.


“She has organised swap shops, upcycling workshops, and a sustainable fashion show working closely with local charity shops who supplied clothes for the event.”

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