We are delighted to announce that our SCP after school Art Club has had their Mental Health Awareness Fairy Door Project added to “The Native Tree Trail” in Markievicz Park Ballyfermot. To find them you can navigate your way around the park using The Native Tree Trail Booklet. Thank you to Dublin City Council who agreed to work in partnership with us share our students creativity with the whole community.
The Fair Doors Mental Health Project
The 1st year students who participated in the Fairy Door project were: Catie Byrne, Grace Bailey , Charley Reddington, Rebecca Caffrey, Rhiannon Dockerty, Katie Clyne, Jessica O Reilly, Megan Fitzgerald, Sophia Regan, Kelsie Rose Phelan.
The SCP Afterschool Art Club which began in September, is coordinated by our SCP project worker Sharon Cleary.
The group began with team building activities and some small art projects. Following the first term as a group they decided that they would like to take on a more advantageous project that could benefit the school and community.
Following some brainstorming sessions when a lot of great ideas were shared it was decided that the project to undertake was the Fairy doors. This came about because here at St Dominic’s there is a focus on mental health, as we believe it is important to promote positive mental health awareness. The students are also aware that mental health issues affect everyone in our community, with this in mind the students believed that their fairy doors project would be an instrument to engage all age groups in conversation re the topic of mental health.
Every week the group met afterschool and worked hard on every aspect of the doors, from the Fairy names, to the designing and making of the doors. Following the launch the students are already talking about what type of project they will commence in the new school year, as they say watch this space!