St. Mary’s students walk the walk

St Mary's Secondary School TY students with teacher Donna Crowley at the launch of their 'Make a Wish' initiative.

St Mary’s Secondary School TY students with teacher Donna Crowley at the launch of their ‘Make a Wish’ initiative.

Transition Year students at St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow are starting a new adventure as 24  students along with their teacher Ms Donna Crowley are participating in the ‘Make a Wish’ Kids for Wish Kids School Entrepreneurship Awards 2016/2017. The Make a Wish Foundation has one simple aim – they grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. The Kids for Wish Kids Schools Entrepreneurship Awards are designed to encourage students to  creatively fundraise to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening conditions. Students will develop their entrepreneurial skills, build confidence and create a greater level of social enterprise by taking part in this project. Students can take part by developing a mini-company, running an event or taking part in a challenge. The TY and second year students at St Mary’s have already been at work, organising a very successful cake sale in order to raise funds for the Make A Wish Foundation last week.
With that, much excitement is building for tomorrow Friday, as the TY students have organised a key fundraising event, ‘The Fun Fairy’ themed walk which will take place along the River Bank Walk in Mallow town. There will be up to 200 TY and second year students taking part in this fun filled fundraising event. Keep your eyes peeled to spot one of the TY fairies along the River Bank Walk this Friday and give the students a cheer of support along the route.