Students clean up their act on ‘Volunteer Day’
CARING FOR ENVIRONMENT NUMBER OF SCHOOLS GET BEHIND INITIATIVE
VOLUNTEERS FROM schools and community groups in North Wicklow gave it a swirl on Friday for the national day of volunteering.
Students from St. Kilian’s Community School took part in the drive at Ballywaltrim playing fields, where they instigated a clean-up. Meanwhile, St. David’s school students as well as pupils from St. Laurences’ NS and the Kindlestown Woods Green Community Group were all busy in Greystones.
There was spring bulb planting at Kindlestown Woods, as well as a clean-up and erection of bat and bird boxes.
There was also a clean-up of the south beach including Greystones Tidy Towns and St. David’s students.
The people involved all got hands-on experience of volunteering in their areas.
‘ Give it a Swirl Day highlights the importance and rewards associated with volunteering,’ said Leah Kinsella, manager of the County Wicklow Volunteer Centre. ‘Even a small commitment can make a difference – and can be lots of fun to boot!’
Give it a Swirl Day is an initiative of Volunteer Centres Ireland ( VCI) the national organisation with the responsibility of developing volunteering nationally and locally. VCI facilitates the network of Volunteer Centres across the country, provides assistance and support to existing and emerging volunteer centres and promotes best practice in volunteering.
For more information go to www.volunteerwicklow.ie, call (01) 2040885 or email email@example.com
HERE COME THE GIRLS: A group of students display their clean-up work at St. Kilian’s.