The Scoil Mhuire Sponsored Walk takes place every year during the summer term. It is a fun event when the children enjoy dressing up in fancy dress and walking around the neighbourhood. All pupils get a sponsorship card before the walk and every contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated. Cards must be returned to the school even if no money is collected.
This is our main fundraiser and, thanks to wonderful support from parents and the community, has always been very successful. All money raised goes towards improving the children’s learning environment. The proceeds have been used for the school garden, the playground, pitch improvements, the purchase of computers and a sound system for the hall, among other projects.
The theme of the walk is chosen from topics the children are working on. Recently, the theme was Roald Dahl characters, which gave pupils (and staff) plenty of scope for dressing up. A prize is awarded to the best costume in each class. Children are encouraged to make their outfits rather than buying them.
Great support is shown on the day of the walk, when parents and family gather in the yard and line the route to encourage and admire the walkers.