Killowen pupils raise money for hospice

THE children of P7 and members of Killowen Primary School & Nursery Unit PTA recently presented the NI Children’s Hospice with a cheque for £100.

The money was raised at Christmas time, when Primary 7 pupils from Mr Mulligan’s class, set up a production line in the class to produce ‘Reindeer Food’ which was then sold by class members throughout the school.

The children enjoyed the experience and were able to learn in a practical way the importance of team work and that every job, no matter how small, was vital in linking it all together.

It has been a busy time for the PTA who, as always work hard to provide the children with entertainment whilst continuing to provide extra resources to enhance their learning.

A special ‘Tuck Shop Day’ was arranged and Primary 7 pupils were again utilised and they demonstrated sharp mental maths skills in calculating the mounting cost of sweets, chocolates, crisps and drinks. Some of the children continued their lunchtime Buddy roles by being personal shoppers for the P1 and P2 children.

It was a very exciting morning at Killowen and at the end of the day the very important message of everyone brushing their teeth was reinforced.

The next event the PTA arranged was a breakfast morning which was attended by over a hundred ravenous children.

They feasted on coco pops, fresh fruit salad, fruit juice & milk and tons of toast. All left well fed and ready for the school day ahead.

The big fundraiser of the year, the annual bazaar will be held on Saturday May 19 from 10am - 12noon and all children, parents, friends and family are invited to come along and see what the attractions are and to relax and enjoy a fun morning.