• Fundraising Activities

Fundraising Activities

We have an active Parents’ Association with 8 parents on the committee. As a school and staff we try to have a variety of fundraising activities planned for each year. They include bag-packing in a local supermarket, a sponsored cycle for children and adults, non-uniform days and other events. The senior classes enjoy organising coffee evenings and cake sales for local charities.

Our Sponsored Cycle 2014!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 7th June 2014, our school hosted the annual sponsored cycle.  It started off as a pretty dull, cloudy morning but thankfully, later in the day the sun was shining!

Registration started around 8 am and people had the opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat before they set off on the various cycle routes, ranging from 5 km for the children to 125 km for the adults!

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The children then had plenty of opportunities to practise their cycling skills on a simple course set up by Stephen Kerr.  This was a huge hit with the boys and girls!

It was soon time for the cyclists to set off on their long cycle with options for all abilities including a 40 km route, a 100 km route and a 125 km route also!

The school children were next to take off on their 5 km cycle around the wellie race route…a few tough hills ahead of them!

But we all got back to school safely….

As always, there was a wonderful spread for us all when we returned to school…

There was face painting….

Chips for the children….

A bouncy castle…….

Thank you so much to everyone who made this year’s cycle a huge success.  A special thank you to the Parents’ Association for their planning and work over the past number of months! To all the children for their hard efforts in fundraising, to all who registered, stewarded, prepared food, served food, supervised, drove cars, tidied up and supported us in anyway, Thank You So Much!!!!!  Over €5,800 has been raised for our school.  See you next year!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

Date posted: 7th May 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

 

The sponsored cycle will take place on Saturday, 7th June in Wandesforde National School from 8am.  We are delighted to welcome Cycletrax back as our main sponsor again this year!  There will be 4 routes to choose from: a 125km route, a 100km route, a 40km route and a 5km for all the children.  There will be plenty of other activities on the day.  We ask that all children are supervised by an adult throughout the event.  If you can help out in any way at all, please contact a member of the school.  We would really appreciate your help to make this event a success once again!  If you need any further details, please contact the school on 056 4441517 or Stephen Kerr on 087 2794513

Date posted: 7th May 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

Pancake Tuesday in Wandesforde School!

Date posted: 4th March 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Today was Pancake Tuesday and as is tradition the senior classes prepared pancakes for the whole school!

To make the pancake batter we mixed eggs and milk together before adding in flour. Here we are hard at work. There may be some future bakers among us!!

 

Then with help from Mrs Dooley and Ms Power 6th class served pancakes to the whole school. From the happy faces and lovely comments from the boys and girls it’s clear they were delicious!!

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 4th March 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Happy Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 26th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Hallow'een, History, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A very happy Hallowe’en to everyone from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  Over the past few weeks we have been quite busy learning about Hallowe’en in various subjects, including History, SPHE and Gaeilge.  The children made spooky spiders spinning their webs using various materials.  Did you know a spider has 8 eyes but despite this, they can’t see very well!

In Visual Arts, we also created spooky silhouettes!  The children drew witches, cats, bonfires and pumpkins, cut them out and placed them on orange painted paper.

We also discussed staying safe at Hallowe’en in SPHE.  To celebrate the fun aspects of Hallowe’en, the children baked cupcakes and decorated them with delicious toppings!

One of the very kind Mums in our class, Majella, made us all a delicious cupcake each with spooky icing and creations on top.  Thank you Majella!

On Friday, 25th October, the whole school dressed up and each child brought in €2 for school funds.  Here is a photo of some scary pupils in their wonderful attire on the day.  Well done boys and girls.  Have a happy and safe Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 26th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Hallow'een, History, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Our Sponsored Cycle 2013!

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 8th June, the school held their annual sponsored cycle.  We were absolutely blessed with beautiful weather.  Cyclists started to arrive early and there was a great atmosphere around the school from the start to the finish.  As well as a fantastic spread of savoury and sweet food, the children were treated to ice-cream from the icicle bicycle, chips and lots more fun things.  There was also face-painting and games on the grass to keep everyone entertained.  Almost 200 adult cyclists participated in the event and we thank each and everyone for their support so far.  So far almost €5,900 has been raised but money is still coming in so we hope to pass the €6,000 mark!  A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association, staff, teachers and anyone who helped out by preparing food, serving food,  stewarding, cycling with the children, supervising, taking photographs and driving.  Without this help, the event would not be possible so thank you all very much!  Have a look at some lovely photos…..happy memories from a great day!

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See you all next year!

 

 

 

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |