Recently, 3 Elm CSPE class held a “No Homework Day” as a fundraiser for SVP. This was part of their action project for our Junior Certificate.
First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth years took part and each student paid €1 to participate. They raised a total of €336. The class put a great effort in between making posters, collecting money, counting money, publicising and organising.
They then organised for a SVP Volunteer, Ciaran Murphy, to visit our school on Wednesday 5th of December 2018, to inform the class about what he does personally and to learn many general facts about SVP in Borris, Carlow and at a national level.
Ciaran is the President of St Joseph's Conference in Carlow town. We wanted to raise awareness for SVP as they are always looking for volunteers. This gave the students more of an understanding of how people are affected by poverty in Ireland.
As a class group doing this project, we can now reflect on the experience and appreciate that we are in stable situations in regards to homelessness. It was a very valuable project that allowed our class to see the valuable work of SVP at work in our community. They also created awareness and raised money to donate to SVP.