It’s been a very busy time for the pupils of Sacred Heart NS, Granard, as they set to work on two very important and educational projects.
Pupils and parents responded in their droves to the school’s recent shoebox appeal, with an impressive 107 boxes being prepared for children around the world.
Pupils had watched the Christmas Shoebox Appeal DVD, and it clearly had a very positive effect, with the school recording their biggest response to date for the initiative.
Meanwhile, Miss Ursula Noble and her Senior Infants were delighted to receive the news that their class had topped their category in the ‘Someone Like Me’ county competition.
The art competition, run by the Department of Justice and Equality, aims to promote disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities.
‘Someone Like Me’ allows children to learn about and discuss these topics and creatively express what they’ve learned through art.
The Senior Infants will now represent Co Longford at the next level of the competition, with Miss Noble and two of her pupils invited to the ‘Someone Like Me’ Exhibition and Awards Ceremony in Farmleigh House on Monday, December 12. They will also receive a prize of €300 for the school, so congratulations to all involved!