Health > The Leaving Cert #WeWontGo

Health > The Leaving Cert #WeWontGo

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Leaving Cert 2021 started this petition to Department of Education and

Department of Education, Minister Foley, Taoiseach Martin, Tainaiste Varadkar and to whom else it may concern,

Once again, we are left with a lack of clarity. We appreciate all the effort that went in on the governments behalf to ensure the safe reopening of schools. But it's no longer safe for schools to attend school in such conditions.

The class of 2021 are being put at risk during the peak of a global pandemic. Your determination to uphold the tradition of an outdated exam is putting young adults around the country at risk and is damaging to physical and mental health. All schools have been closed for all students bar Leaving Cert students and those receiving special education. This is outrageous. Every student has the right to feel safe and the government should not value traditional exams over the welfare of students.  

We as sixth years cannot limit our social contacts in school even just being in three days. We are in small classrooms with a large volume of people and depending on school size, we are still dealing with upwards of 100 people not including staff, thus not limiting our social contacts. 

Many secondary school teachers and staff also have young children. With the closures of primary schools and childcare, where are their children going? How can you expect them to go in 3 days a week for one class at midday? It's not practical whatsoever.

We are calling for some action to be taken on the leaving cert 2021, for the betterment of well being and mental health of all in senior cycle not just 6th year, and for the full closures of schools. We want immediate action.

Listen to what students are telling you, we want to keep ourselves and our families safe. If our demands are not met, industrial action will take place.

#WeWon'tGo

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