We want schools to be accessible, valued and safe places for children and parents
We want parents to understand the value of education to their child and to be engaged in their child’s education
We want children and young people to have high levels of belief regarding what they can achieve and how they can fulfil their potential
We want children, young people and families in Rathcoole and Monkstown to believe that with the help of each other WE CAN do well and THRiVE
Our WE CAN campaign is about promoting positive aspirational messages and bringing the community together through social media platforms, events, advertising, WE CAN awards and WE CAN champions in schools and the community.
We want children and young people in Rathcoole and Monkstown to believe that together:
- WE CAN be productive, learn and achieve
- WE CAN be well, healthy and live in strong resilient families
- WE CAN be connected, get involved in local activities and gain help and support when needed
Barnardo’s co-ordinates the WE CAN campaign, actively involving local children, parents, schools and community groups.
The WE CAN campaign was designed by our partners Smarts along with local young people and parents. Our campaign was launched by Carl Frampton in January 2019
News & Updates
A group of local women recently completed the S.T.E.P.S. To Excellence programme at Monkstown Boxing Club. This evidence-based personal development programme looks at topics such
P2 teachers from local schools recently attended training on the Hearsay speech, language and communication programme. The 12 week programme was developed by Belfast teacher
To celebrate Parenting Week in October 2021 pupils in local schools told us what they love about their parents/ carers. Their messages were put together