The parents who were presented with certificates by Frankie
Michael Keenan (Principal of St
Luke's Primary School), Frankie McNally (one of the
founding members of Footprints Women's Centre),
Gillian Gibson (Manager of Footprints Women's
Centre), Eileen Wilson (Refresh Catering Manager)
A WOMAN has described how her self confidence
dramatically improved after attending courses at the parents
centre run jointly by Footprints and St Luke's Primary School.
Rosalind Gouldie explained she started
attending the centre in 2001 after being invited to do so by
Miss Leonard, a member of St. Luke's teaching staff.
"Everyone will tell you that when I started I
was very shy and wouldn't even speak to anyone, " she said. "But
since completing the courses I have really come out of my shell
and I have so much more confidence now. I have also made so many
Rosalind was speaking as Footprints and
St.Lukes held a joint celebration to mark the achievements of
the course participants.
Eileen Wilson, Refresh Catering Manager at
Footprints Womens Centre said she was delighted by how well the
parents had performed.
She said the event also marked the success of
the partnership between St. Luke's and the local community.
" We would like to thank the school for all
of their help and support in establishing the parents centre,"
Michael Keenan, Principal of St Luke's said
he was delighted the celebration had taken place at his school.
He said it marked not only the achievements
of all those who participated in the courses but also the hard
work and dedication of staff from both the school and Footprints
"The St. Luke's Primary School/Footprints Women's Centre joint
project has been hugely successful and I hope that it will
continue to grow from strength tc strength," he added.
The certificates which were presented by one
of Footprints founding members Frankie McNally recognised the
parents' achievements in Volunteering, ICT, Skills Development
and a Good Relations Programme.
More information on the parents centre and
details of how to gel involved in the courses can be obtained by
contacting 9060 3610.