The pupils at Presentation College, Carlow officially launched their Student Council on March 23rd. The students welcomed special guests, Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor, Fr Conn O’Maoldomhnaigh, Chairperson of the Board of Management and Mr Gerry Watchorn, Ceist Co-ordinator.
The Student Council was re-established this year with elections from every class, followed by executive officer elections within the council. The entire process has been well stewarded by Ms Cadinot, Student Council Liaison officer who took up the project this year. After the official launch, all 800 students and staff in the school, gathered outside to spell ‘Student Voice’ as a drone flew overhead and took a photo. This was to highlight the important role students’ play in the development of the school, with teachers underlining its significance.
Chairperson of the Student Council, Dan Pender, said: ‘In recent years the student voice wasn’t quite as loud as it is today, we are now formally represented and we have brought about great changes in the school already and it is only our first year!’