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Meitheal at Borris Vocational School

Who are the Meitheal Leaders?

The Meitheal leaders are chosen at the end of Fifth Year and they complete a week of training with the Diocese. A vibrant team spirit is created and the group try to pass this onto the first years through their work with them. The Meitheal Team of 2023-2024 include: Rory Leen, Keeva Dowling, Jill Murphy, Aislinn Joyce, Joe Long, Pauric Kavanagh, James Lawlor, Abbie Murphy, Cian Quirke, Jemma Quigley. Their training took place in Castletown last June for 5 days. They really enjoyed this training programme.

Meitheal is a youth leadership programme organised by the Kildare and Leighlin Diocese. The Meitheal programme has been run in Borris Vocational School for over 20 successful years. Ten trained Sixth year students are the Meitheal leaders. They take care of a First Year classes with whom they meet on their first few days in Borris Vocational School. The leaders help the first years settle in and meet with them regularly throughout the year. Activities and events for the first years are organised by the Meitheal leaders. The team works together to make Borris Vocational School an enjoyable place for all.

Ms Duggan and Mr Healy provide a link between the Meitheal leaders and the School Management.

'I learned a lot of new skills in the training programme and met a lot of friends that will last forever. Best five days ever.' Cian Quirke

'I really enjoyed the Meitheal training week and the experience helped to develop my character.' Rory Leen

'Meitheal was an amazing experience. I'm really glad I got the opportunity to partake. We got to meet new people, had great craic, ate delicious food and learned a lot about both our team and ourselves as people.' Keeva Dowling

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