During the first term of each year, the Youth Faith Development Team from Holy Family Parish runs the GIFT programme for Year 8 students from the parish. This 8 week long programme is led by Post 16students from St Patrick’s College, Little Flower Girls’ School and Dominican College, Fortwilliam. The programme consists of a range of varied activities each week including art, crafts, drama, games and much more!
Each week the leaders focus on a theme that is relevant to the lives of the Year 8 students like ‘friendship’, ‘peer pressure’, ‘being part of a family’ and ‘my place in the parish’. There is a special Halloween themed night where everyone comes in costume. It is great fun. To celebrate the young people’s participation and completion of the programme everyone is invited to a night of bowling at Glengormley’s Sportsbowl.