St Lau­rence’s pre­sented with cheque for ¤17,800


Bray People - - About Greystones -

THE STAFF and man­age­ment at St. Lau­rence’s School in Grey­stones were over­whelmed last week when pre­sented with a cheque for ¤ 17,800 by par­ents who had raised the money by hold­ing a golf clas­sic back in May.

The funds will go to­wards the con­tin­u­ing em­ploy­ment of a sports coach for ac­tiv­i­ties such as bas­ket­ball, soc­cer and hockey in school.

As well as plenty of mums and dads, four sixth class pupils formed a team in­clud­ing one of their teach­ers. ‘ Every­one en­joyed a great day of golf as well as rais­ing such a sig­nif­i­cant amount of money for the school,’ said Prin­ci­pal Cather­ine Coveney, who said that they are ex­tremely grate­ful for the in­cred­i­ble amount of hard work that went in to or­gan­is­ing the event.

‘ You don’t raise that amount without putting in an enor­mous amount of ef­fort,’ she said.

Mrs. Coveny said that the school had a great year last year with a wide va­ri­ety of sport avail­able to pupils.

She said that team sports are very char­ac­ter build­ing, teach­ing peo­ple how to work to­gether and even how to cope with the knocks when their team loses a match.

Siob­han Mooney, Amanda An­der­son, Mary Browne, John Markham, (Chair of the Board of Direc­tors) Bar­bara O’Gor­man, Cather­ine Coveney (Prin­ci­pal) and Pauline Burke at the cheque pre­sen­ta­tion.

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