Today Scoil Barra Naofa welcomed a team of 12 volunteers from Novartis to work on a volunteer project based here in the school. The project was supported and funded by NRL (Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited) and NIPBI (Novartis International Pharmaceutical Branch Ireland) and we were thrilled that our project was selected. We were delighted to welcome Dorothea and Eamon, Managing Directors of both Novartis companies to the school today for a visit also!
The school was a hive of activity as our painters worked diligently in our three Special Education Rooms ensuring they were all freshly and brightly painted. The greenery in the lower (skipping yard) was trimmed back and the wall there was also freshly painted. Skilled carpenters worked tirelessly to install a wonderful table with bench around the tree at the end of the path near the Senior Infants classroom. Additionally a group of gardeners worked all day weeding and planting sensory plants in the lower section of the garden. A huge transformation can be seen after all of their work.
We would also like to thank our parents Emma Murphy, Sinéad O’ Regan and Denise Lee who also volunteered of their time today gardening and undertaking the mammoth task of painting the railings in the school grounds! Míle Buíochas!
We are indebted to all of the volunteers from Novartis who worked on the project in the school today, but we would particularly like to thank Fionnuala Langford (mother of Lucy, Beth and Emily O’ Connell) who project managed the entire project from beginning to end. Fionnuala was also instrumental in putting together our application and ensuring that today was as efficiently and successfully ran as it was. Míle Buíochas do cách!