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Our Our school is situated in a rural setting but there are many organisations who help out in a nearby town…various charity shops, church, St Vincent de Paul, GAA clubs, resource centre, local hotels.
Our principal reached out to St Vincent de Paul last Christmas, we wrote a song, recorded it and sent it on to local and national radio stations, we had an idonate page which raised a lot of money for children (locally) living in poor living conditions. St V de P were chosen as the charity to facilitate this support. It was a great experience for the children as it was Christmas, and it just gave them the opportunity to think about those chn less fortunate at a time when…”I want, I’m getting” seemed to be at the tip of their mouths.
Local families have opened their homes and we have a small number of Ukranians in our school. As a result of this our school has become a much better place, we promote other cultures as well as our own and the children have become really good friends with kids from another country…priceless! We also welcomed 8 Spanish children into our school community his year, again it gave us a chance to share our culture (cooking, music, sports, language) and vice versa.