On 9th December Portlaoise College held its first annual Christmas Day in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital. There were numerous events going on during the day such as:

Christmas Market: Students from 1st year and TY sold various wonderful items that students, staff and parents purchased at great prices. This was run as a business enterprise activity where students learned about costs, profits, marketing and product presentation.
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Santa’s Grotto: Over 300 students from Junior, Senior and 1st class at Scoil Bhride National School and the Gaelscoil Phortlaoise got to meet Santa with each child receiving a delicious treat baked by our Home Economics department.

Christmas Dinner for members of a local Day Care Centre: Approximately 30 members of the Day Care Centre on the Timahoe Road were treated to a full Christmas dinner compliments of the school canteen.

Christmas Jumper Day: All students and staff wore Christmas jumpers and prizes were given to the best dressed students and staff. All participants donated generously to partake in the competition.

Carol Singing: To add to the festive spirit our fantastic school choir were carol singing on the school stage all day.

Overall €800 was raised for Crumlin Children’s Hospital