Pupils from Star of the Sea National School in Riverchapel went that extra mile for a good cause by taking part in a sponsored walk for Courtown RNLI, pulling in a total of €2,000.
As part of their May Day fundraiser, children from third to sixth class made their way from the school to the boathouse, where they were given an extensive tour and talk about the work of Courtown RNLI.
“The crew gave them an extensive tour of the control room,” said PRO of Courtown RNLI, Tanya Tighe. “We talked to them about water safety and the importance of it. Most of them already knew all about water safety and were able to answer any questions we had.”
The pupils also had an opportunity to see the D Class lifeboat Frank and learn about the navigation system and safety equipment on board.
“They were a very enthusiastic group who raised valuable funds for Courtown RNLI,” said Tanya. “We want to say a huge thank you to them from all the RNLI volunteers at Courtown RNLI.”