Friendship Bench

Friendship Bench Competition

October is Mental Health Awareness Month & to mark it we are launching a competition to give away 2 Friendship Benches.








What is a Friendship Bench?

Friendship Benches can be placed in communal areas of a school.

When a child feels the need for a friend to talk to, they can show this by sitting on the friendship bench. Other children and staff then recognise this as a sign that some help, support or comfort is needed and will come to talk with the child.

How to Enter:

Fill out the details on the back of the application form & return to us at 8/9 Mainguard Street by 5pm on October 7th 2019. 

Click here for Friendship Bench Application

Winners announced at a live draw in our Westside branch at 3.30pm on October 10th 2019.

Competition open to the following schools in our Community:
St. James N.S Bushypark
Scoil Seamus N.S Barna
Scoil Íde N.S Ard na Mara
Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh Knocknacarra
Scoil Einde N.S Dr Mannix Road
Scoil Iognáid N.S Palmyra Ave
St. Patricks Boys School Lombard Street
Scoil Niocláis Naofa Claddagh
Scoil Bhríde N.S Shantalla
Presentation N.S Presentation Road
St. John the Apostle N.S Knocknacarra
Bolybeg N.S Rahoon
Scoil Fhursa N.S Nile Lodge
Scoil Rois Taylors Hill
Scoil Naisiunta Cuimin agus Caitriona Oughterard
Scoil Tuairíní Moycullen
Scoil Mhuire Church Road
Scoil Bhaile Nua Newtown
Scoil Naomh Bride N.S Tullykyne
St. Annins N.S Roscahill
Educate Together Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle
Knocknacarra Educate Together An Cimín Mór, Cappagh
Terms & Conditions:
  • To be included in the competition a representative of the school must attend the live draw at 3.30pm on October 10th.
  • Competition open only to the schools in our Common Bond area – listed above.
  • Applications must be returned to our Mainguard Street Branch by 5pm on October 7th 2019.
  • The Friendship Benches will be allocated by an open draw.
  • One application accepted per school.
  • Competition only open to schools (listed above), individuals may not apply to win a friendship bench for themselves.
  • The Friendship bench prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  • The decision of the Board of Directors of the Credit Union shall be final.
  • For the winning schools of a friendship bench, a presentation in school of the bench upon completion of installation will be required where photographs will be taken for publication in  newspapers, social media, our website, AGM Booklet & also for internal publications.

Please note: A Presentation will also be made to the winning school at the live draw on October 10th 2019 and photographs/videos will be taken at this occasion and published in newspapers, social media, our website, AGM book and also for internal publications.