Year 11 Portadown College student Tim Neill was invited to attend the Derrytrasna Award Ceremony on Monday 20 April 2015.
To put this in context, Tim had worked on an SELB project with Grace Black and the Amma centre to produce a transition App called Moving Forward, covering all areas of transition between schools and even on to higher education. The project involved students from all of the Junior High Schools and from a range of schools across the SELB, providing them with the skills to create their own App to help them and others.
Tim’s contribution to the project made him stand out from all of the groups across the SELB, and both he and a student from Drumcree College were invited to speak at the launch of the App in Craigavon Civic Centre on 11th March, and furthermore, to join the judging panel of The Derrytrasna Award, an award presented to schools in the board area in celebration of their provision of Pastoral Care.
In light of Tim’s involvement in a Pastoral Care project dealing with transition between schools, and his position on the judging panel for this award, Tim was invited to attend the Derrytrasna Award Ceremony on Monday 20 April 2015.
The award ceremony took place at Stormont with the Minister presenting the awards. Speeches were made by the Minister and CEO of PHA (Dr Eddie Rooney).