Bumbleance library visit is buzzing with excitement
PUPILS from first and second class at Castletown NS were in Gorey Library recently to visit the Bumbleance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service.
The visit was organised by New Island Books as part of the Bookworms for Bumbleance initiative, and the children enjoyed arts and crafts with staff in the library, while small groups took turns to go out and see inside the ambulance.
Leanne Aherne and Jim Burke from Bumbleance also spoke to the pupils about the service and how important it is.
The children’s ambulance service was started by the Saoirse Foundation which was founded by Tony and Mary Heffernan in memory of their daughter Saoirse. There are now eight Bumbleances nationwide which are used to transport critically ill children.
Each vehicle contains every piece of equipment other ambulances have, but also an entertainment system with a television, Playstation games console, an iPad Mini, as well as a WiFi hotspot to allow for social media streaming.
Castletown NS 1st and 2nd class pupils with teacher Johanna Murphy, librarian Barbara Nolan, ambulance driver Jim Burke and admin staff Leanne Aherne.
Castletown NS pupilsdRosie Bea Howard and Emer Ivanoff with class teacher Johanna Murphy and ambulance driver Jim Burke.