Springtime always brings a natural and impulsive sense of de vivre and the lambs gamboling in the fields and the students gambling in the yard are just testaments to the irrepressible urge we all have for living life to the fullest. This year, with the Covid thaw finally taking place and yet with darker tidings filling our news-screens, the preciousness of life is even more apparent. It is the perfect time for Mr. Lonergan to drum up interest in the Life Advocate Awards, an essay competition which celebrates the protection of all life, and one in which our very own Caoimhe Moore won a prize last year! The details are on the posters pictured and linked below (along with some related videos) and Mr. Lonergan will give further guidance, but we will give the last word to St. Conleth’s Past Pupil, and Former Commissioner with the Irish Human Rights Commission, William Binchy:
A constant discourse on human rights – particularly in respect of protecting the rights of the most vulnerable in society – is something that should be encouraged at every level of education.