Stu­dents clean up their act on ‘Vol­un­teer Day’


Bray People - - NEWS - Mary FOG­A­RTY

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.vol­un­teer­wick­, call (01) 2040885 or email info@vol­un­teer­wick­

HERE COME THE GIRLS: A group of stu­dents dis­play their clean-up work at St. Kilian’s.

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