One of the jobs undertaken by the Meitheal group in a school is the initiation of the 1st years into the school. Once finishing the weeks training, the group meets to organize this day’s activity. The idea behind this day is to allow the new first years to mingle. Through this they get to know each other and the Meitheal members. They have an enjoyable time and relax before they enter into the school.
Once school starts, it is Meitheal obligation to ‘look after’ the first years. One of the main aims of Meitheal is to prevent bullying amongst first years, along with other valuable support. If first years, or any other year, have any problems at school they can approach a Meitheal member who will do their best to resolve the situation. Meitheal’s ideal is to make the school a better place to learn in.
Written by S. McGlynn