On 3rd March 6 TY students partook in the Cooperation in Schools Competition. This annual event was hosted by the Laois Education Centre in partnership with Glanbia.
The students based their project on their Gambia Fundraising where their fundraising exploits helped a nursey school pay for a community shop to be built and fully stocked, a school kitchen where hot meals can be cooked to be set up and we provided educational and sports resources to three different schools and gave a substantial donation of medical supplies to a hospital. In total the group raised €24,000.
These successes would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of all the various departments in the school at Portlaoise College.
The students came second in their category and were presented with a laser colour printer which they decided to donate to the nursery school in Gambia.