Weir visits Lisneal College in Londonderry

Date published: 06 October 2016

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has visited Lisneal College in Londonderry where he met with pupils and teachers.

Lisneal College is a member of the Foyle Area Learning Community (ALC) alongside 11 other schools who work collaboratively to deliver courses for the benefit of their pupils.

During the visit the Minister addressed the young people taking part in an anti-bullying programme. He said:

“Bullying can take many forms but today we have a clear message. Quite simply, whatever its form or motivation, bullying has no place in our schools or our society. In today’s connected world, cyber-bullying is unfortunately all too commonplace and it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to help address this issue and ensure our young people are equipped to deal with it.”

The Minister concluded by congratulating the pupils involved in the programme. He said:

“There is a wealth of support available for anyone who finds that they are bullied but it is the young people themselves that can help stamp out this behaviour. I commend everyone involved in this programme and wish them well in the future.”

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