Congratulations to the Junior Aquinas students who were awarded Highly Commended winners of the Community Prosperity Award at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Belfast Healthy City Awards.

Their nomination was for their engagement in the ‘My Dear New Friend’ project launched during lockdown. The students wrote letters to our neighbours, the residents of Nazareth House Care Village, to help keep people feeling connected during the time of global pandemic when everyone, young and old, was feeling isolated. The letters have continued on the students return to school while Covid mitigations continue to prevent a face-to-face visit. Project Co-ordinator and Deputy Head Girl, Olivia Feron, nominated the Junior students in recognition of their kindness in thinking of others. 

Our Entry video can be viewed below:

Congratulations to to Bosco Cafe and Bakery/ Artillery Youth Group and all of the other winners.  More information about the Awards and the winners can be found at #HealthyBelfast and