‘Christmas – A Time to Give Back’

Since the beginning of December, pupils in 1st and 2nd classes have been busy
collecting food items for those less fortunate in Dundalk to present to two local
charities.
Ms. Caulfield and the 1st and 2nd class teachers have been astounded at the
generosity and kindness of parents in the community in response to the project.
Parents were fully on board, sending in lots of food for the selected charities, The
Women’s Aid and The Simon Community; two groups who work tirelessly helping
those in need in our society.

The Hamper Project also corresponds with the Act of Kindness Homework
Initiative taking place in the school this month where children focus on doing
simple acts of thoughtfulness in their homes, school and community each evening.
Ms. Roz said it is very important that children are shown the value of doing
something for others at Christmas and indeed throughout the year.

The main emphasis of the project is understood by the children as highlighted by
Estere Racene, a pupil in 2nd class who said ‘The reward for the biggest hamper
delivered is kindness in your heart. Your heart will get bigger’. What a wonderful
response!

The two charities were delighted to receive the fantastic hampers when
representatives came down to the school to collect them on Friday 13th December.