Junior Infants to Second Class came back for those yummy cookies made by Ms. Newton's class, and had a lovely bedtime story and hot chocolate. Ms. Newton even lost her voice reading, pretending to be a lion!
3rd to 6th Classes were in for the long haul...5 hours of extra school that evening! We had mini-mattresses, blankets, duvets, inflatable chairs, pillows, cushions, and a few sinks come in the door at 5pm! Once settled, there was a variety of activities to enjoy...reading (obviously), a book quiz, a movie based on a book, and a dinner with dessert also.
Needless to say, we all had a fantastic evening. You can check out the photos in the photo gallery. The teachers may have been zombie-like for Saturday, but we all had a brilliant time too :)
Of course, there are a few thank yous to make also! Firstly, thanks to the teachers for giving up their Friday evenings for this great cause! Míle buíochas to Ms. Newton, and 1st/2nd for making the cookies for themselves and the Infants! A MASSIVE thanks to all the parents who came in to give a helping hand, without you guys this event could not have gone ahead. We'd like to thank Miss Galbraith and Miss Furney for making dessert for 3rd - 6th, brownies with ice-cream, and chocolate krispie mars bar cakes.
Lastly, a huge thank you is due to McCormack's Pub and Oliveto restaurant, both in Dun Laoghaire, for their incredibly generous offers to feed 3rd - 6th classes with pizza, chips, chicken and sausages, for free. We highly recommend both establishments if you ever need a feed!
We have already raised over €1000 for the MS Readathon, and the final figure will be published shortly. Thank you all for fundraising and helping such a great cause.