Preparations are well underway for this fantastic event. We would ask all parents and friends of the school to read the letter below and to consider if they could help out in any way.
On Tuesday 9th October 2018 Hazelwood College is holding its first “Celebrating Us” day. On this day the school books will be put away and all students and staff will be trained in CPR. The aim is that we will be sending nearly 600 people into communities served by the school and that they are confident and qualified in this invaluable skill to save lives. Not only will students get the opportunity to save the lives of others, but through a variety of activities on the day such as yoga, mindfulness, and numerous guest speakers they will also be equipped to develop their own wellbeing through instilling their own personal resilience to face the challenges of the modern world, including social medial and increasing stress levels. It is hoped that all students and teachers leave the school that day not only able to undertake CPR but feeling positive, energised and with a new appreciation for life.
We are writing to ask for sponsorship in order to make our event as successful as possible. It is hoped that this will eventually be rolled out in every school in the country so there will be a lot of media coverage of the day and all sponsors will receive as much publicity as possible, both nationally and locally. There are various levels of sponsorship, depending on the amount donated; consequently all donations are welcome and will be much appreciated. For example a platinum sponsor will have their company logo printed on a t shirt that a particular year group will be wearing throughout the day. Alternatively, if there is a specific speaker or workshop you wish to sponsor that can be arranged also.
Hazelwood College are pioneering this initiative, building on our hosting of a very successful “CPR Day for Schools”, where in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation in May 2018 we trained staff from over 25 schools across Munster in CPR, enabling them to then train members of their school community. This is extremely close to our hearts as CPR and the presence of a defibrillator saved the life of our colleague Michelle Herbert when she suffered a cardiac arrest on 9th October 2016 while playing a camogie match.