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Two Co Monaghan students praised for leadership skills at inaugural #AndSheCycles Awards

Nov 8, 2021 12:11 By News Northern Sound
Two Co Monaghan students praised for leadership skills at inaugural #AndSheCycles Awards Two Co Monaghan students praised for leadership skills at inaugural #AndSheCycles Awards
Caitlyn Van Tonder and Emile Lileikyte with their #andshecycles Ambassador Awards, presented to them by the Green-Schools Travel Programme.
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Two current, and one former, Beech Hill students have received awards at the event.

Two Co Monaghan students have been praised for their leadership skills at the inaugural #AndSheCycles Ambassador Awards.

Research by the Green-Schools Programme has found that cycling is widely considered to be "a boy's thing", but two Monaghan students are fighting back against this stereotype.

Beech Hill College students Emile Lileikyte and Caitlyn Van Tonder were honoured at the Awards last week for their work as #AndSheCycles ambassadors, and for mentoring future ambassadors.

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Former Beech Hill College student Aoife McCarron was also awarded at the ceremony for her outstanding contribution to the programme.

Only one girl in every 250 students use a bike as their primary mode of transport to school.

Senior Programme Manager with Green-Schools, Jane Hackett, said it's "great to celebrate these amazing young women who are working to deviate from the norm".

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