Chil­dren’s last let­ters

Wexford People - - NEWS -

PUPILS from Danescas­tle Na­tional School went over the street in Car­rig-on-Ban­now on Fri­day to post let­ters in their lo­cal post of­fice for the fi­nal time.

The fa­cil­ity closed its doors for good at 5.30 p.m. that evening and to mark the event the school ar­ranged for the chil­dren to write let­ters to their ‘fu­ture selves’.

Post mistress, Ni­cola Howlin, wel­comed all the classes from the school who vis­ited to post let­ters through­out the day.

Speak­ing to this news­pa­per Prin­ci­pal, Aine Kennedy, said it was a mem­o­rable oc­ca­sion for ev­ery­one con­cerned.

‘All classes wrote let­ters to them­selves which they will open in later years,’ she said.

Given the up­com­ing fes­tive hol­i­day pe­riod it was a very sig­nif­i­cant event for some of the younger chil­dren in the school as Ms Kennedy pointed out: ‘The In­fants took the op­por­tu­nity to post their Santa let­ters for the last time from Car­rig-on-Ban­now.’

To mark the event the chil­dren had also re­searched the his­tory of the post of­fice in Ban­now and learned about the ser­vices it’s pro­vided to the com­mu­nity down through the years in­clud­ing de­liv­er­ing tele­grams, tak­ing phone calls and pro­vid­ing peo­ple with a lo­ca­tion to pay bills.

Ms Kennedy said ev­ery­one in the vil­lage will miss the post of­fice in­clud­ing the chil­dren: ‘All at Danescas­tle Na­tional School will miss the pres­ence of the post of­fice in the vil­lage and we thank Ni­cola and her staff for their help and sup­port through­out the years.’

The pupils from Danescas­tle Na­tional School.

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