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Friday 19 September 2014

Teachers rev up to hit 32 counties in 24 hours

Published 04/06/2014 | 05:22

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Three intrepid young men will attempt to drive through all 32 counties in 24 hours on June 22.

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Those adventurers are the Principal of St Peter's school in Bray, Dave Foley, and teachers Patrick Mullen and Patrick Kinsella.

The reason behind the challenge is to celebrate the school's transition to fully co-ed from Junior Infants to Sixth Class by September. They will also be raising money for a portable stage.

The three men, David from Dublin, Patrick Kinsella from Wicklow and Patrick Mullen from Mayo are going to visit every county and perform various tasks that have been set for them by the pupils of the school.

These challenges include doing 10 push ups, eating a bar of chocolate and collecting some earth for the school garden.

The school's drama section has become famous in Bray for the wonderful Christmas concert they stage every year.

A great deal of preparation has been put into planning the event already. A car has been sponsored, the route has been planned, county signs located and the all-important food stops have been researched.

It's all systems go and the children can't wait for the morning of Monday June 23 to see if the three make it back in time. They have asked for no homework if the mission fails!

Having organised the event to this extent, the school are inviting businesses, companies and clubs to help with the campaign by sponsoring a county on the day. They plan to get pictures of the company name or logo with their county and also on the side of the car.

In addition they will also get featured on the school's website and blog which recently won two Eircom Junior Spider Awards. This was a great achievement to win out of more than 200 other schools.

The event will also be covered on Twitter as the lads will keep a live feed of their progress on the day. St. Peter's Primary School hopes to get the entire Bray community involved in this drive as much as they can to mirror how much the school has been a part of life in Bray over the years.

To sponsor a county call (087) 6432258 or email st.peters32counties@outlook.com.

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