***We are overwhelmed by the response to this fundraiser so far. Thanks to the generosity and kindness of everyone who has donated so far, at just 3 weeks in we've already blasted our initial target. The children have superceded our expectations with their running and some even made it as far as England, Wales and France in their first week!.Even in the short week the distances were seriously impressive! Let's get behind the children further and support their fitness challenge in aid of their own school. We are upping the target to help get them more funds. Thank you all very much for getting behing this fundraiser and for everything donated to date. Your PCA***
Ballingarry National School is on the move! The School is participating in a 4 week virtual challenge to Run around Ireland this March. The Active Schools Initiative will bring learning outdoors this Spring encouraging the children to get out and get running while improving fitness levels and promoting wellbeing.
Beginning on Monday 7th March and continuing for 4 weeks the children will work together in class teams running laps of the school. Every lap matters and they will be counted each day to show the progress the children are making. Weekly updates will be shared across school and fundraising platforms documenting the wonderful places around Ireland they have reached. Our final day will be a running extravaganza on the GAA field and will showcase just how far the children have come.
While our small size has many advantages for the children, our School is growing in numbers and additional funds are needed to enhance the schools sports and recreational areas making it a fun and enjoyable space for all our children.
The parent’s council would love to use this opportunity to raise additional funds and have set up an IDonate fundraising page which you can share with families and friends near and far.