6th Class Cake Sale
The Student Council interviewed two 6th Class girls, Ava and Isabelle, to find out all about their recent cake sale. Read on to find out how it went!
What was the cake sale for?
The three charities we chose were, Diabetes Ireland, Epilepsy Ireland and iCAN, which stands for the Irish Children’s Arthritis Network.
Why did you choose those three charities?
We chose those charities because they were important to us. There is a boy in 6th class who has Epilepsy, so we thought it would be nice to choose that one. There are also some children in the school who have diabetes. We chose the iCAN charity because it’s a really small charity that not many people have heard of and we wanted to raise awareness about it.
How much money did you raise?
We raised €2,451!
How are you going to split the money between the three charities?
We will split it evenly between all three so each charity will get €817.
What was the most popular cake you sold?
Chocolate cupcakes and chocolate top hats were really popular. Anything with chocolate really! The younger children loved anything that has dinosaurs or unicorns on it!
Did the 6th class get to eat any cakes?
Yes. We could buy them whenever we wanted so we got to choose loads of nice things! But we did have to buy them. It is for charity so even though we baked them we still gave the money. We could also buy raffle tickets and we didn’t have to queue!
How long were you selling for?
From 8.50 until 1.30, so we were tired by the end. We also had to tidy up everything after to. It was a lot of work but it was good fun.
What other activities could you do at the cake sale?
Each stand needed a game, as well as selling cakes. We had to think up the games ourselves. We also had a raffle, did nail painting and we did face painting. When the 4th and 5th classes came in we did a thing called ‘Go Blue’ where we covered all there faces in blue paint!
How did you get prizes for the raffle?
Children in the school donated prizes. We asked for unopened and unused toys and we were very happy with all the stuff we were given. Thank you to everyone who donated!
How did you feel it went?
It was really good because we were able to help people. It’s a great way to raise money because children love cakes and charities need money so it’s a win win! It was a great day, but we were very tired by the end of it!
Ms Gallaher’s class had a fantastic trip to Dreamspace today!
Our new junior infants have settled in well and are making lots of friends.
Trophies and Triumphs for Divine word girls Camogie
As you all know Divine word school Camogie team made it to Croke park on Monday the 10th of June this year. We started the day with War paint and plaits courtesy of Mrs Hayes. Then we all headed to the buses with a guard of honour cheering us on. The atmosphere on the bus was ecstatic and was filled with chants and laughter but the nerves were running high. Entering the stadium was like living a childhood dream. We ‘climbed the steps of the Hogan stand’ and watched the boys finish at half time on a draw. But we had to leave to prepare for the biggest match of our lives so far. As we walked onto the pitch we saw the boys hoisting the trophy. The pressure was on, but our nerves were settled when our Captain won the coin toss. After much advice from our coaches we were ready, the match had begun………
Within a minute Naithí had scored a jammy dodger sandwich with peanut butter on top goal. Our hopes deflated rapidly but we picked ourselves up with a great goal from Maisy white and a point from Ciara kellegher. Sadly they got a point to make it level at the stroke of half time.
With an inspirational speech from our captain we went out with high hopes and we sure lived up to them with a further 2 points and 2 goals courtesy of Aoife Sneyd (1-o) Holly Mcanerny (1-0) and Ciara Kellegher (0-2). And after a long fought second half that glorious final whistle blew. The final score was 3-3 to 1-2, we had won. We jumped for joy with many tears shed. After the trophy and medal presentation many pictures were taken. We headed back on the bus and had a wonderful party at the Johns clubhouse. We would like to give many thanks to Mrs Hayes for doing our amazing hair and to Helen and Barbara for organising the party afterwards and most importantly our coaches Mr O’Connell and Mr Conlon for everything They have done for us this Camogie season. Written by Ciara Kellegher and Katie Byrne