Well done to our Key stage three pupils who have raised more than £1500 this year for the school’s annual Readon campaign designed to support NICFC.
Mrs Davies, our school librarian, stamped more than 500 books from the school library over the Christmas period and pupils ravenously read books from home too to meet the Readon challenge. Pupils were encouraged to read for pleasure at the end of last term and over the Christmas period.
Ryan Taggart from Year 9 has been nominated for a special prize for his exceptional efforts within this year’s campaign and the class prize for the most money raised has gone to year 9 group 2 with a total of £416.
Later today Ms McGowan’s class will celebrate with their very own Readon cake. Also recognised at today’s assembly for their excellent endeavours were Sophie Smith, Sasha Tannahill and Jessica Hanson. Several pupils were also drawn from a list of all readers to receive special prizes of movie and bowling passes. These pupils were Oran Doherty, Jessica Lyons, Alana Smyth, Ava Kelly, Lucy Glass and Sophie O’ Brien.
The school will present a cheque to Rebecca Spiers from NICFC next week and it is hope that the total sum raised may rise further.
Mrs Lorna Wilmont, the local representative of Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke
charity, made a welcome return to Dominican College today to accept a cheque for £500.
The money was part raised by the wider Dominican community during the school’s recent
production of “Guys and Dolls”. The charity was nominated by the family of the late Rosaleen
Lorna expressed her extreme gratitude to the pupils, parents and staff of the school for all
that they have done for Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke charity and assured us that
all the money raised would be used within our local community.
Ms Ronan praised her Dominican pupils at today’s assembly for continuing once again to think
of others and for putting their prayers into action.
U6 pupils are pictured with Ms Ronan presenting today’s cheque to Lorna Wilmont.