Thank You – We Love it!

The pupils from Donard School want to say a huge thank you to the customers and staff of TESCO, Castlewellan Road, Banbridge.

Staff at the store in Banbridge Town started making pland for this surprise when Santa was in residence at TESCO before Christmas. The fundraising continued into 2018. The Outdoor Kitchen and Sand Box we were gifted were especially designed to meet the needs of our pupils.

Our pupils were delighted when they arrived at school on a sunny Spring morning to find an unexpected surprise … the sand tray and mud kitchen are fabulous – just what we needed!

So Thank you to Banbridge Community, Harry Smith (Store Manager), Cathy Skillen (Checkout Manager), Jason Black (NI Traditional ToyBox) and all the team at TESCO.
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Run for Autism

A massive thankyou to Run for Autism H.A.N.D who presented us with a cheque for £2000. The money will help to provide accessible clubs and social opportunities for our pupils after school.

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Interschool Formal 2018

What a fabulous night from start to finish!

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A huge thank you to Sperrinview School, Dungannon who hosted this year’s ‘Hodown’ Formal. The pupils were treated to a lively evening of food, dance and craic. They had fun in the photo booth, munched their way through the sweetie cart and posed with the farmyard props. Certainly a night to remember!

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Eco Schools

The Eco-team have been very busy working with ABC Council over the past few weeks. They took part in a planting workshop and community litter pick in our local park.

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Donard School Summer Fete

The next parent’s meeting to organise our Summer Fete is on Wednesday 16th May at 9.15. The organising team would be very grateful if everyone could send any donations in to school before that date. Thank you for the donations which have been kindly sent in to date.

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Pre-Formal Disco, May 2018

Selfies and Shenanigans were the order of the day at the Belmont hotel for Donard School’s Pre-Formal Disco. Senior school pupils and staff alike had a fantastic night’s dancing and socialising. The food went down well too!

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Donard School Residential

Our residential visit to Whitepark Bay was a great success this year! Pupils enjoyed bowling and the cinema at the Jet Centre! The weather was lovely on most days and we certainly made the most of it on the beach! We had some down time with our friends at the café and enjoyed shopping at Jingles.

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Hockey

It’s not too late to register!

Dianne Rollins, our physiotherapist, wants to highlight this fantastic and FREE opportunity for boys or girls aged 10 – 18. They can sample the exciting sport of Hockey. If your son / daughter is interested in trying out a new sport please contact the club directly at the email address below.

Hockey

Mobiloo comes to Ireland

Have you ever wanted a day out with your whole family but decided not to go because there would be nowhere to allow your son / daughter to use the bathroom or get changed with dignity?

Mobiloo Vans are mobile bathroom facilities which can provide all the bathroom facilities you require to meet the needs of anyone with a mobility disability.

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Each Mobiloo has

  • an electric hoist
  • adult-sized changing bench
  • toilet with grab handles
  • wash basin
  • a smiling, welcoming driver/attendant

For a day out with the whole family here is a list of upcoming venues and events which will have a Mobiloo in attendance.

Event: Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Location:  Antrim Castle Gardens

Start Date:  Fri, May 04, 2018

Duration (days): 2

Event: Ulster Farmers Union

Location:  Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Start Date:  Sat, May 05, 2018

Duration (days): 2

Event: Steam Rally

Location:  Shane's Castle

Start Date:  Sun, May 06, 2018

Duration (days): 2

Event: Disability Exhibiton 2018

Location:  Eikon Exhibition Centre

Start Date:  Thu, May 31, 2018

Duration (days): 3

To keep up to date with future events or to find out more about the Mobiloo visit http://ireland.mobiloo.org.uk/events/