Pupils give Confirmation cash to charities
Pupils at St Mary's and St Gerard's National School in Enniskerry donated some of their Confirmation money to two worthy causes.
The 6th class boys and girls raised a total of €625 between them. The tradition has been under way at the school for some years.
The pupils were asked to put whatever amount they wished into a donation box in the classroom. Nobody will have known how much any person gave.
They came up with a number of different charities and did research on them, then the 22 pupils voted on which charity to select.
Two got the same number of votes, so the funds raised were divided evenly between Spina Bifida Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society.
Their teacher Allison McConnell said that the young people gave very generously. She said that the amount donated and which cause to support were entirely their choice.
This kind act was one of the last things the young people did together as a group before moving on to secondary school.