THE weather was kind to Scoil Carmel students as they took part in their annual five kilometre sponsored walk at Mary Immaculate College.
Mayor Kathleen Leddin waved the chequered flag as the 300-strong student population took part in the event, held to raise vital funds for the Ballinacurra Road school’s ongoing development.
Art teacher at the school, the southside Labour councillor Tom Shortt thanked Mary Immaculate College for affording the school its facilities for the event.
“We have close links with Mary Immaculate. We have used their facilities over the years. We were lucky in that the weather was excellent for us too,” he added.
Around €2,500 was raised for Scoil Carmel, money which will help the school greatly, Cllr Shortt added.
“Every school is looking for one type of funding or another just to take care of the day-to-day expenses,” he said.
He also thanked Mayor Leddin for taking time out of her busy schedule to come down to launch the race.
“Everybody took part. There was a great buzz for the occasion. The mayor very kindly made the occasion.
“I knew she was busy that day. It was good for the students to see a lady being mayor, and it was nice for them to meet her,” concluded Cllr Shortt