Great excitement last Friday as GCC launched its wellbeing project, officially opened by famous singer/songwriter and past pupil Stephanie Rainey. The idea grew from two conversations; one with Ciara Stacey (student), and Brian O Toole (Glanmire Youth Project) about doing a school video and recording a track around well-being. The group chose Stephanie Raineys song ‘100 like me’ because of her powerful speech at our Diograis awards in May last. The video promotes what makes you feel happy, the song promotes individuality and uniqueness. All of this link into the message in what Stephanie’s inspirational speech was about;
“Nobody sees the world like you do. Nobody can offer the world what you can. You are important to this world because you are unique”
The song was recorded by the student group Aura, made up of Ciara Leddy, Jade Murphy, Ciara Stacey, Olivia Cowhie, Anna Morrissey and Muireann O Connell. Conor Galvin (2nd Year) Zoe Thornhill (3rd Year) (both musicians on the track) Brian Murphy ( producer and editor of the video).
This was a great success in spreading a message and raising awareness. The Wellbeing committee did a fantastic job orchestrating the whole event led by Ms Grainne Ni Laoithe and with the muscial guidance of Ms Ann Mannix.
The group decided to raise money for Focus Ireland, to help towards the homeless crisis currently in Ireland. Homelessness is predominantly a result of poor mental health. Dick White and Aisling O Connor were in attendance representing Focus Ireland, and Dick made a powerful speech on the crisis and highlighted the importance of kindness and well being to the students in attendance, the future of our country.
The video is now trending on social media with #focusonyou
Take look at the video below;