Teachers and pupils at Castleisland Community College are celebrating the artistic talents of three of their own second year girls this week.
“Huge congratulations to our three girls: Jeannie Bobiles, Joanna Drozd and Patrycja Holewa who won the Kerry Child and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) poster competition,” said delighted teacher, Juanita Lovett.
Delighted with the Girls’ Success
“This competition was open to all young people in the Kerry area and the winning poster will now be used to launch the Kerry CYPSC Connected campaign. This campaign seeks to discover how young people feel connected and respected in their communities by uploading a picture and caption to KDYS platforms.
“The winning poster will be distributed to every school and young persons centre in Kerry and we’re delighted with the success of the girls,” said Ms. Lovett.
Jeannie, Joanna and Patrycja were presented with their prize by Oliver Mawe, Family Services Manager; Claire O Toole, CYPSC Co-ordinator and Gemma O’Brien, KDYS
College Shoe Box Appeal Breaks the 100 Barrier
Meanwhile, the annual Christmas Shoe Box Appeal took place again this year at Castleisland Community College.
The number of boxes increases every year and this year the total reached 109.
Teachers, Doreen Killington and Elaine Murphy supervised the wrapping and filling up of the shoe boxes.
Supported Charity Shops
“Transition year students have a key role in the shoebox appeal as they organised a cake sale to raise funds. They supported the charity shops in town and other local traders by purchasing soft toys, stationary, clothing and other items for the shoe box,” said teacher, Doreen Killington.
“They were then involved in wrapping the shoeboxes and filling them with appropriate items. It is hoped that 3,200 boxes will be collected from the North Kerry/West Limerick region. They will be distributed to needy children in Africa and Eastern Europe including Syrian refugee children,” said Ms. Killington.