Fundraising events are held throughout the year and are organised between the Principal and the Parents’ Association. We usually do a bag packing session in Dunnes Stores in the Autumn term and this Christmas we also had a small stall at a Christmas fair in Castlecomer.
Traditionally,a school fete was held this year but in 2010 this was replaced with a sponsored cycle. All the children (from 1st -6th class) cycled a 4 mile route with some parents and a local cycling club, again with some parents, cycled a 30 km or a 100 km route. Other parents held the fort back at the school and had a barbecue ready for all the hungry and thirsty cyclists. As there was such a wonderfully celebratory atmosphere at this event, it will be repeated each year.
Fundraising monies are usually spent on the children, for example, it funded external trainers to come in each week and teach the children soccer and basketball. It will also partially fund the Funky Kids Drama sessions.