Fun/Sponsored Walk in Marlay Park

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We ran an art competition to choose two designs for the junior and senior sponsorship cards and our two winners came from Junior Infants and Third Class, both the youngest classes in their respective categories!  It was a really tough to choose winners from all the fantastic artwork entered, some of which you can see in this post.


Our Fun/Sponsored Walk takes place in Marlay this Thursday 19 April and we look forward to seeing you all there – full details below:


Parking: in the two back car parks off College Road (near the large playground).

Meeting/Registration Point: beside the tennis courts and shed across from the field where Sports Day is held. Each child will meet at their Class Flag and register with a PTA member/Class Rep, identified by high-vis jackets.

Arrival/Starting Times

Junior Infants should arrive no later than 5.15 for a 5.30 p.m. start.

Senior Infants should arrive no later than 5.25 for a 5.40 p.m. start.

1st Class should arrive no later than 5.35 for a 5.50 p.m. start.

2nd Class should arrive no later than 5.45 for a 6.00 p.m. start.

3rd Class should arrive no later than 6.30 for a 6.45 p.m. start.

4th Class should arrive no later than 6.35 for a 6.50 p.m. start.

5th Class should arrive no later than 6.40 for a 6.55 p.m. start

6th Class should arrive no later than 6.45 for a 7.00 p.m. start.

Any pupil arriving later than their start time will have to walk with an older class, while any pupil arriving after 6.45 p.m. will not be able to walk or submit a sponsorship card and money unfortunately.

Sponsorship Monies

We would implore you not to bring any sponsorship money to the Walk itself as we will not be able to accept it then. Pupils are asked to place their completed card and money inside an envelope, seal it and return it to their teacher (check that the name and class is on the sponsorship card) by Friday, 4th May.


Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed (runners etc.) and ideally goes to the toilet before leaving the house. A small snack and drink will be provided on completion of the walk. Younger siblings are very welcome to join, as long as they’re accompanied by a parent.