Student Council Educate Together One Day Fundraiser
Educate Together is committed to providing equality based education for all children. Educate Together is child centred, democratic, and multi denominational. Funds are needed to set up new schools throughout the country. Educate Together rely heavily on donations to help run the organisation.
On hearing this, the student council decided that they wanted to contribute to the Educate Together movement, and wanted other children to have the opportunity to go to a school like Esker ETNS. They decided on a movie day fundraiser for the school, and titled it ‘Esker goes to the movies’.
Every child donated €2 which bought them a movie ticket and a bag of popcorn. Delicious!!!
They introduced the idea of the democratic process into the junior classes. Every child was given a vote on what they would like to watch. Children voted with their feet in the junior classes and walked toward the movie poster of their choice. The senior classes took part in a secret ballet. They understood the value of their voice. As the vote was very close they could see that every vote counts. If we are lucky enough to have a vote, use it!
The junior classes voted for Trolls and the senior classes voted for The Secret Life of Pets. A great day was had by all, and the student council raised over €800. Well done to our very hard working Student Council!!!