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Carrick Primary School fundraises for Newry Hospice

Carrick Primary School Burren, is delighted to have contributed to the fundraising efforts of the Newry Hospice and are proud of Carrick Council who raised £755 selling Christmas cards and other seasonal gifts to staff, pupils, parents and grandparents at their annual Book Fair.

On Mon 22nd December all the children wore their Christmas Jumpers to school and watched the Movie “A Christmas Star” featuring past pupil John Moan. The children were very lucky to have a visit from John who had a question and answer session with the pupils about his time on the movie set.

The Council’s efforts are a great way of nurturing a greater awareness in children of the services in our local community; the supporting role these have in the lives of local people; and the responsibility we all have in giving something back to society and making it a better place for all.

The Croc Doc also visited Carrick Primary School in Burren this month and gave the children a general overview of Hospice care. ‘Croc the caring Doc’ read a story to the P1 and P2 children each child received a certificate of caring. The aim of the morning was to teach the children the importance of caring and creating awareness from a young age.
Additionally, this venture has taught the Children of Carrick Primary School about caring and sharing at a young age as they work towards attaining the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA), a UNICEF initiative which inspires and supports schools who want to provide children, young people and the wider school community with a Rights Respecting guide to living.

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