Rathbarry National School links old with new


Posted on: 8th September, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Above is the winner of €1,000 in the June Quarterly Fundraising Draw. (L-R) Declan Carroll, Michael Nagle, Gahanive, Joseph Hodnett and Ann Kearns Principal. Two more draws will take place on Saturday September 6 and Saturday December 6 so get your tickets now.

A ‘Fashion Extravaganza’ to be held on October 9 is just one element of an innovative fundraising scheme to complete payments on a fabulous new extension at Rathbarry National School, which was opened on Thursday, August 28 to the delight of teachers, pupils and parents.

The Fashion Show, with special guest Peter Kelly (aka Franc), promises to be a great night out packed with fantastic goodie bags, raffle prizes, food and wine (see advert on this page for details).

Rathbarry National School was  granted permission to build a much needed extension to the existing building to secure the future of the school. Teachers and parents were delighted with the plans, as they were in keeping with the original school design.

The development work involved some minimal restructuring to the existing school, demolition of one of the existing side-buildings and then the greatly anticipated construction of a new extension. To fund the development, the school received a much-appreciated grant to cover the construction of a new ‘stand-alone’ classroom.

In conjunction with this development, school management decided to construct a link between the new classroom and the existing school building. As the grant received did not cover the cost of this additional link, a fundraising committee was set up to focus on raising the requisite funds to make the entire school extension project a reality.

The additional building  work cost in the region of €35,000 to complete. Fundraising such an amount is a huge ask in any community, but the people of Rathbarry and the surrounding area continue to respond to the school’s request for help and support.

On September 28, a Vintage Run will be held at 11am near the village hall, followed by a family fun day starting at 2pm. Registration takes place before the run starts at 11.

You can also support the school by purchasing a building block for €100. Blocks can also be purchased directly at Castlefreke Post Office, Rathbarry National School  or from any member of the fundraising committee: Kieran Callanan (087 2805758), Declan Carroll (086 3714449), Joseph Hodnett (086 2454823), Ann Kearns (023 8840651), John O’Donovan (086 3298433), Noel O’Donovan (087 2399737), Dominic Whelton (087 6834407) .

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