Salesian Secondary Students raise funds for Amnesty
Salesian Secondary School Students raise funds for Amnesty – I was invited to the Salesian Secondary School to host their annual Talent Show for students organised by the school’s Amnesty Group. The event was a fundraiser and all the students paid an entrance fee which was donated to the worldwide charity, Amnesty International Ireland and it was a great opportunity for the girls to raise awareness and funds for the charity. The eighteen girls in the Amnesty Group, who range from first year to third year, were aided by English teacher Siobhán Conway and their music teacher, Niamh Phelan in making this incredible day happen. Every Wednesday at lunch, Ms. Conway assists the Amnesty Group as the girls write letters and sign petitions to support those people all over the world who have been denied their basic human rights. On the day, the Amnesty Group sold Amnesty International bracelets to other students. They also sold a CD of songs sung by the students with the funds raised being donated to Breast Cancer Awareness, in memory of their music teacher Ann Gough who sadly passed away last year at the age of 33. The talent show was very entertaining and I was blown away by the talent and passion shown by all the performers. It’s really an indication of the amazing job the Principal Sr. Bridget O’Connell does in inspiring the students to follow their dreams and her kindness and presence is felt throughout the school. The talent show was judged by Spin South West’s Zoo Crew members, Ed Roche and Sheena Faughnan and a very talented past-pupil named Kelly O’Donnell, who won the talent show four years previously. The talent show was a positive and uplifting experience for all involved and will undoubtedly encourage more students within the school to learn more about human rights around the world.
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