Approximately 569 Roscommon students will receive their Junior Certificate results this morning, Wednesday September 14th.
285 Females and 284 males will find out how they fared in the state exam shortly after 9am.
Conor Cullen, Head of Communications and Advocacy with Alcohol Action Ireland, said: “It’s natural that students who are getting their Junior Cert results this week want to celebrate the achievement with their friends. This is an important milestone for them and they should enjoy the celebrations after three years working towards the exams.”
But he added: “Alcohol should play no part in these celebrations, even though some children may feel that they have to drink to celebrate and others may come under pressure to do so, despite not wanting to. It is important, for parents, in particular, to remind teenagers that alcohol does not have to be part of their lives at a young age and to support them in making healthy decisions. Young people themselves should also respect the decision of their friends and peers who choose not to drink alcohol.”