Wednesday 18 October 2017

Special treat for pupils as plane flies over school

St Raphael’s pupil Darren Morgan (9) with Cmdnt. Roisin Condron of the Defence Forces. Photo: Michael Donnolly
St Raphael’s pupil Darren Morgan (9) with Cmdnt. Roisin Condron of the Defence Forces. Photo: Michael Donnolly
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Pupils at St Raphael's Special School in Celbridge, Co Kildare, were given a special treat as a plane from Westin Airport flew over their school trailing a Tricolour in honour of Proclamation Day.

Each class catering to the needs of children with physical and intellectual disabilities came up with their own versions of the Proclamation using pictures, phrases and sign language to reflect the sentiments of the original Proclamation read out by Padraig Pearse from the GPO in 1916.

And like every other school in the country, they also read out their own school proclamation, pledging loyalty to Ireland, love to their family and friends, acceptance of their friends regardless of nationality or religion and "to make Ireland a land of happiness and above all, a place of fun".

Irish Independent

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