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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Scoil Mhuire pupils make 'Kites 4 Sight'

CHILDREN at Scoil Mhuire let their creative sides shine last week when they turned their hand to kite-making under the expert guidance of artist, Pat Clancy, Hayestown Great.

Students from fourth, fifth and sixth class are making the kites as part of a kite run in aid of the charity 'Fighting Blindness'.

This week the project was launched and the children will spend the next two weeks working on their kites before they are ready to be launched at Curracloe Beach on the May Bank Holiday Monday.

As part of the initiative the children will not only fundraise for the charity, they will also meet with Gerry Kerr a former school teacher who is now blind himself.

Gerry is going to visit the school next week and speak to the children about his life and how he being blind can affect your life.

It is hoped that this will give the children a better understanding of the charity which they are supporting.

'Fighting Blindness' funds research into treatments and cures for blindness. It also provides counselling services for people and families affected by sight loss.

Students from Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts and Curracloe N. S. are participating in this year's kite run. However the organisers hope that more families will turn out on the day to support the cause.

All those participating in the event are asked to assemble at Culleton's Gap at 2 p.m. on Monday May 7.

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