We are very fortunate to have such a generous and supportive school community, and this was very much evident in the collection held in school during Lent.
For the last three weeks of term, we set about collecting items that would go to the local SVP, for distribution in the local area.
The first week's collection was for non-perishable items (tinned foods etc), followed by the second week's search for cereals (pasta, rice, porridge, breakfast cereals), and the final week's collection was for sweet treats.
Senior pupils kept a count each week. We were delighted to find that over 270 items were collected overall! Thank you to all families who helped out in any way.
Our school has a tradition of donating to SVP at Lent for a number of years. Before that, a donation went to charities assisting in the Developing World.
Representatives of the local branch of St Vincent de Paul called to school to collect the donated items just before the Easter holidays.
5th and 6th class pupils were on standby to load up the van.
Happy Easter to everyone in Castlecomer, from all in Presentation Convent N.S.