Knock­aderry splits the bucket!

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

AS if re­hears­ing for its Christ­mas play were not enough, Knock­aderry Na­tional School in Far­ran­fore is also pre­par­ing to raise funds for ex­tracur­ric­u­lar of­fer­ings through a sep­a­rate ini­tia­tive.

The school’s Par­ents’ As­so­ci­a­tion re­cently an­nounced a ‘Split the Bucket’ draw, which it is hoped will help pro­vide for ac­tiv­i­ties such as mu­sic per­for­mances, choir, and danc­ing.

The prize fund is cur­rently at €500, and Prin­ci­pal Áine Daly ex­pects that fig­ure to climb.

“All one has to do is put €2 in an en­ve­lope and pop it into the spe­cial buck­ets in par­tic­i­pat­ing shops, bars and res­tau­rants,” Prin­ci­pal Daly said of the event, which will see buck­ets out in par­tic­i­pat­ing busi­nesses in Firies and Far­ran­fore.

“The draw will take place in the school on De­cem­ber 20 af­ter the Christ­mas school Mass and in­fant play.

“All are wel­come to at­tend the Christ­mas events at 12pm, af­ter which the draw will take place,” she added.

This year’s play is en­ti­tled ‘An­gel Ex­press’, chart­ing how the news of a new baby born in Beth­le­hem reaches the pa­pers.

Ms Daly was full of praise for her pupils ahead of their per­for­mances, the first of which will take place at the school at mid­day on De­cem­ber 13, and she was equally thank­ful for the hard work of the board of man­age­ment in prepa­ra­tion of the ‘Split the Bucket’ draw.

“The ‘Split the Bucket’ prize will cer­tainly add some sparkle to a fam­ily this Christ­mas,” she said.

FRONT: Jay­den Fo­ley, Jack O’Shea, Daniel O’Sul­li­van, Aoib­hinn Daly, Ni­amh O’Sul­li­van, Liam Smyth, Grace O’Sul­li­van and Ciara Flynn. BACK: Maeve De­laney, Ca­tri­ona Fo­ley, Bernie Keane, Mrs Daly (Prin­ci­pal) and Ms McSherry.

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