On last Friday 4th April, almost 200 people arrived at the school at the very unusual and very early time of 5.30/5.45 for the 'Walk with the Rising Sun'. These 'early birds' were our 2nd, 4th & 5th Year students along with teachers and parents. There were also a number of pets along for the early morning walk! The walk, for 'Positive Mental Health', was organised to raise awareness of mental health issues and to raise funds for the Donal Walsh Foundation. Almost €900 has been raised to date for the Foundation and the walk was an outright success.
The initial idea came from a small group of our 5th Year students. Supported and helped by Ms O'Malley (Guidance) and the PE Department, the girls did a fabulous job of organising a hugely successful event. Thanks to all who participated and all who helped with every aspect of the project including Mrs Kenny and helpers for a very tasty and welcome breakfast enjoyed by all on their return to the school. A very big thank you to our very generous sponsors - 'Supervalu Deansgrange', 'Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt', 'The Lunchbox' and 'The Meat Outlet' in Dun Laoghaire.
Read Shauna Griffith's (5th Year) article below. Enjoy the photos!!
On Friday 4th April, a group of 5th Year students organised a ‘Walk with the Rising Sun’, to promote positive mental health in our school community. The walk began at 6am and was followed by a breakfast hosted by the school. We would like to thank our sponsors, ‘Supervalue Deansgrange’, ‘Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt’, ‘The Lunchbox’ and ‘The Meat Outlet’ in Dunlaoghaire. We would also like to thank the canteen staff as without their help the breakfast would not have occurred.
The walk was a huge success, with all walkers donating €3, however the majority donated more, to the Donal Walsh Foundation. We managed to raise almost €800 (and growing) which will be distributed to various mental health organisations by the Donal Walsh Foundation. This will greatly benefit these organisations and we are very proud that Loreto College Foxrock can provide such assistance.
We hope to carry on the theme of positive mental health throughout this year and next and we would encourage all students to participate in the various upcoming events.
Shauna Griffith (5th Year)