Our third year class on 3a2, with the help of our C.S.P.E teacher Ms Fitzgerald, decided to do our C.S.P.E Action Project in aid of the Irish Guide Dog Association. We sold Christmas Cards and we also held a raffle in the school to raise money. The prize for the raffle was a hamper containing a black, cuddly toy, along with a number of chocolates and a selection box. The raffle was won by Garry Moloney.
On the 16th of December, we had a talker in from the Irish Guide Dog Association called Joe Duffy. He brought along his guide dog Trudie who is retired. He talked to us about what the aims of the Irish Guide
Dog Association are, and the steps in training of a guide dog. It was a very interesting talk and Joe gave us a book from the Irish Guide Dogs as a token of his appreciation for his fundraising. It takes €38,000 to train a guide dog so we were more than happy to donate €750 to the Irish guide dogs.
It was an extremely interesting and enjoyable action project.
by Jane Crowley