Claire Weherly

*Science teacher Ms Weherly paints a students face blue and yellow

SCHOOLs all over the county have been generously showing their support for the people in Ukraine.

By Sarah Murphy (St Flannan’s College)

Several schools opted to hold non-uniform days, where students and teachers wore blue and yellow and made any donation toward a cause helping those suffering in Ukraine.  

The fundraising effort at St Flannan’s raised over €2,000

On Wednesday, March 16, a non-uniform day was held in St Flannan’s College, in Ennis. Students and teachers wore blue and yellow and contributed very generously to the appeal. A video was shown to all classes in the school to create awareness of the humanitarian crisis and to remind the school community to help those who need it most. “It’s scary knowing there could be another world war, it is important we do everything we can to help those in need”, one fifth year student from St Flannan’s College said, after donating to the cause. 

Over €2,000 was raised by St Flannan’s students and donated to a sponsored local lorry fill organized by the Eoin Gavin Transport Ukraine Appeal (Bunratty). The money will purchase essential food items from BWG Value Centre (formerly Mangan’s), and the lorry can be tracked on its journey across Europe. For their next fundraising initiative, students will have a choice of doing a 24-hour sponsored fast or a 24 mobile phone/social media Fast, or both. Sponsorship cards will be issued to participating students in the coming days and the money raised from this initiative will go to Trócaire’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.  

Primary schools around the county also did their part in raising money for the people of Ukraine. The Ennis National School held both a food appeal and a non-uniform day last week. The people of Ukraine have been very much in the forefront of thoughts and prayers in Ennis schools.  

Ennis National students got behind efforts to support the Ukraine appeal

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