John Paul II pupils set a golden example

The John Paul II awards recognises the effort and dedication that the participants devote to volunteering and social awareness both in school and within their own parishes. This year we were delighted to present the John Paul II Gold award to thirteen of our A2 pupils at their recent leavers’ service.

These thirteen young Dominicans have demonstrated time and time again their willingness to become involved in charity work, in standing up against injustices, in helping others and in putting their prayers into action.

Mrs Willighan, our JPII co-ordinator described how she has thoroughly enjoyed working with these Dominican students and how proud she is to see their hard work and commitment being rewarded with the award of the Gold Medal John Paul II award.

Our Gold Award students this year are:

  • Jodi Adams
  • Zoe Henry
  • Eva Kelly
  • Aoife Loughrey
  • Emma McAuley
  • Lillian McLarnon
  • Kelli McNeill
  • Shannon Millar
  • Martyna Niesyn
  • Sophie Scott
  • Alana SmythSophie Smyth

All of our students have been involved in social justice this year in working to raise a record- breaking money for Trocaire, the Christmas Gifts of Love appeal, the collections for people of Ukraine and in our charity fund-raising work for our school charities. We were delighted that Fr. Raymond, our school chaplain, was able to award these medals in what will be his final Leavers’ Mass as he prepares to take his leave after 23 years as our School Chaplain.
Well done to all pupils this year and a special well done to our JPII students; hopefully you will inspire other Dominican students to follow in your golden footsteps.