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Edmund Rice College, Glengormley


Healthy Eating in Edmund Rice College

After extensive research by pupils, staff and parents a whole school Healthy Eating policy was devised.

As part of this policy we have issued a whole school ban on fizzy drinks and nut products.

We would ask all parents, pupils and staff to support this policy and to ensure that these products are not brought into the school.


In November the canteen took part in the National School Meals Week. We had a ‘western’ theme day and a ‘get traditional’ day. Every December the canteen hosts a Traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.


This March there are plans to host a St Patricks day theme whereby stew, champ, various breads, green water, etc will be on the menu.

Drugs/ Alcohol/Substance Abuse/Smoking

Drugs and alcohol education is delivered through a number of subjects; Personal Development, Science, Learning for life and work and Religion.

Throughout the school year various speakers are invited to speak to the pupils e.g. Francis from Contact Youth, and Brian Herron from the PSNI.

The teaching staff have completed an alcohol and drug awareness course as part of their staff training.

Further information

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

RSE is taught in Edmund Rice College in keeping with the schools catholic ethos. It is delivered throughout various subjects, e.g. Religious Education, Personal Development and Science.

An outside agency ‘Love for Life’ will be incorporated into our programme of study to ensure pupils are further educated in this subject area.

Other Health Related Issues

Year 11 and 12 pupils will be in receipt of their school leaving boasters.

Sixth form pupils will participate in a talk about ‘one punch and sexual crime’.

The School will recognise National No Smoking Day and  National Allergy Week