On Monday 3rd December, all of the Transition Year students took part in a 5km sponsored run in aid of the SVP conference in our school. The money raised is going to help fund a Christmas party for disadvantaged children living near us in Dublin.
Needless to say, the run took a lot of preparation and planning by everyone in the SVP Junior Conference. In our meetings, we discussed the time, place and date for the run. A bus has to be organised to bring us to our destination and SVP t-shirts had to be collected from the headquarters in town. Sponsorship cards were designed and each student in the year received a card with their name and number on it. It was their job to go home and ask their friends, family, neighbours and local businesses to sponsor them for this worthy cause. Parents also got involved in the project by offering to marshal the run and make sure that everyone was going in the right direction. It took great effort to get this event up and running!
The run was held in Marley Park at 2 p.m. on the 3rd December. For a while, it looked like we would be running in hailstones but thankfully, the weather cleared up. Everyone wore their SVP t-shirts and ran the 5km. A parent kindly donated sports drinks for after the run and it was greatly appreciated by all of the participants. Even Mr. Carolan, our Vice Principal ran for our cause. Overall, the sponsored run was a brilliant success and it felt good to know that you were helping children to have a happy Christmas!
We would like to thank all the parents who marshalled for us in the freezing weather and who convinced us to keep running, even when we thought we would collapse. Also, a huge thanks to Sarah Pender whose dad donated the lovely sports drinks. Finally, we just want to say thank you to every single person that sponsored us for our run. Your kindness is going to help lots of children have the most memorable Christmas ever!