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Christmas Jumper Day

Jonathan Randle, 5S, was concerned about homelessness so he decided to do something about it. Well done, Jonathan! Here is his story:

"Just before Christmas I wanted to come up with a Christmas jumper theme because I wanted to give back to the community and give a donation of money to the Peter McVerry Trust which is a charity for helping the homeless.

I asked for permission from Ms Cherry, our principal, if it would be ok to hold a jumper day and ask people to wear a Christmas jumper and donate €2 each to the homeless. I suggested we do this on the last day of school before the Christmas holidays.

There were selection boxes as prizes for the best jumper in each year and one for the teachers. It was good fun and people seemed to enjoy it. We raised €150 which we sent off to the charity.

We enjoyed organising the event and would definitely do it again.Thanks to everyone who helped me and to everyone who took part."
The image shows the winners of the best Christmas award at the Carol Service last December (including best dressed teacher, Mr Gleeson!)