THE SIXTH CLASS PUPILS of St. Joseph's GNS in Rathnew made one final charitable gesture before they left the school for good last week.
The girls had decided to donate a portion of their Confirmation money to a worthy cause and, after much discussion, finally decided that Muscular Dystrophy Ireland would be a great benefactor.
Last Wednesay, PRO for the organisation, Kim Warnock, visited the school where the eleven girls proudly presented her with a cheque for €220. In return, Kim gave the girls a Muscular Dystrophy Ireland t-shirt which, after a raffle, was taken home by Ciara Ryan.
The girls were also given some complementary chocolates which, despite the school's healthy eating policy, they were given permission to eat as a once-off treat.
With the sixth class girls ready to embark on their secondary school adventures, Principal of St. Joseph's Miriam Cahill wished them the very best for the future.
' They were a very responsible and helpful class who always gave a good example to younger children. They acted as "buddies" to our junior infants and were excellent in that role,' she said.
Winding up the school year, the school held an awards day last Tuesday to recognise the mathematicians, readers, artists and students of the year in each class. Medals were also handed out for attendance while the sixth class pupils were presented with special graduation medals which had their names engraved on them and came in a lovely display box.
Pupils in the school also put on a special dancing display in the playground to show off their Irish dancing and hip-hop skills.