The annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Brigid’s Primary School, Ballymoney was yet again a fantastic day for the children, their families and friends of the school.
The event, organised by the school’s Parent Teacher Association, attracted a large crowd who enjoyed a range of festive, fun activities.
Highlight of the day for the younger children was Santa’s grotto while the older children certainly enjoyed the chance to throw wet sponges at the Principal!
For the adults there was the Rickety Wheel, which gave parents and grandparents opportunities to win fantastic prizes, donated generously by local businesses. The double team of Gerry McAfee and Ciaran O’Loan helped empty a few purses and wallets.
Fundraising this year will go towards the building of a playground shelter for the pupils and for parents collecting their children at the end of the school day.
The school’s Principal, Mr Malachy Conlon, was delighted with the Bazaar,
“We have a wonderful school community here in St. Brigid’s. This was a real team effort with parents and staff coming together to work for the school.
“It was done with a great sense of fun and this is very much the ethos in this school. This term has been a very busy one for us and a very successful one,” he said.
“The Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) carried out an inspection of the school this term and we are delighted with the wonderful endorsement the ETI gave to our school. This is a school characterised by high academic standards, great leadership and great teaching.
“I would encourage parents and prospective parents to read the school’s inspection report which is available on the ETI’s own website and on our school website www.stbrigidspsballymoney.com.”