Antrim Grammar Principal, Mrs Jenny Lendrum was presented with a Safe School Award this week by Women’s Aid ABCLN demonstrating the school’s commitment to never to commit, condone or stay silent about domestic violence.
The school has been working with Women’s Aid ABCLN since September to raise awareness and equip teachers to recognise, respond and support children living with domestic violence. This includes ‘Safe School’ training for teachers and a ‘Heading for Healthy Relationships’ programme for pupils.
Mrs Lendrum said “With one in four women experiencing domestic violence in their lives, this issue impacts all of us – pupils and staff. We are committed to providing a safe place for anyone affected by domestic violence.”
Michelle McIlwrath from Women’s Aid ABCLN added “We are delighted to be working in partnership with teachers and pupils at Antrim Grammar. We believe the onus to address domestic violence is on all of us and through Safe School everyone can play their part.”