Our Parents`Association have just wound up the money collection for their very successful Beach Walk. Held in October every year, this tradition brings out Mams, Dads, grandparent, dogs and, of course, lots of children, for the 5km trek along the silver sands of Bettystown beach.
It is a terrific community occasion and an opportunity to catch up with old friends, and meet new ones, while enjoying one of our most prized local amenity.
This year's Beach Walk also raised the wonderful sum of €7857. Both the boys`and girls`schools will benefit from this fundraiser. The boys school have already been given the green light to purchase a second outdoor handball wall and we are currently pricing other items on our wishlist which will most benefit our pupils and our school.
Parents`Association Chairperson, Eimear Donnelly and Treasurer, Ruth Sherry, were very grateful to the children and to their families for their terrific support. They visited our school library last week to present prizes to boys who made significant contributions with their fundraising for the event. Speaking at the presentation, Eimear Donnelly expressed her delight with this successful fundraiser, especially in the manner that it brought people together in support of the school and of the community.