EASTER CRAFTS: Pupils from Holy Cross Mercy School recently held an Easter Bonnet Parade and raised over €600 for the Kenya Education Project.

By Michelle Crean

Not only did they design and create their own colourful bonnets, but local school children also helped raise funds for charity – just before they finished up for their Easter break.

Pupils from Holy Cross Mercy School’s held an Easter Bonnet Parade to show off their crafty skills and raised over €600 for the Kenya Education Project.

“Children designed and created their own bonnets for the occasion and modelled them in the hall for the whole school,” Róisín Johnston, a teacher from Holy Cross Mercy School, said.

The Kenya Education Project was established in 2004 by the Sheehy family, a local family from Killarney. For the past 15 years, they have supported young people in Kenya by providing sponsorship to enable them to stay in school. They also aid in the building of classrooms and improving educational facilities, she explained.

“Holy Cross Mercy School has a close relationship with the charity with many of its past and current teachers have travelled to Kenya to support the project. This Easter, one of our teachers, Andrew O’Sullivan, travelled to Kenya to support this project.”

 

 

 

 

 

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