PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Of Generosity Shown By Students At CBS The Green

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Elma and Fionnbar Walsh with CBS students at the Memory Tree in the school on Wednesday.

THE student council at CBS the Green have been working very hard to ensure the real spirit of Christmas is brought to life at their school with a schedule of festive activities taking place through December until they break up for the holidays.

A magnificent Christmas tree kindly donated by Norman Foley of ‘Foleys Spar Castlemaine Road, has been decorated with ‘Memory Baubles’. All members of the school community have placed the names of a loved one on the tree.

A special bauble to remember CBS student Donal Walsh was placed on the tree last Wednesday by Donal parents Fionnbar and Elma.

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A Christmas Service takes place in St Johns Church on Wednesday, December 18 where the school will remember those that won’t be with us at this time of year.

‘Morning Melodies’ has certainly brightened up the winter mornings with different musicians playing each morning for 20 minutes before school and the result is an enhanced Christmas spirit and feeling of wellbeing for the entire school community.

Teacher Karen Tobin has noted that it “has been a triumph with students, as they eagerly await the impromptu morning performances. It has also given our school musicians a platform to display their talents”.

Members of the CBS The Green Student Council in front of The Memory Tree at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of generosity and to this end the Students Council have arranged a Food Appeal for SVDP.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides help to hundreds of families in Tralee at Christmas and all students are asked to bring in food items and place them under the tree.

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Karen stated that; “The boys wanted to provide a little happiness to those people who are less fortunate than we are and make their Christmas a joyful occasion too. Embracing the spirit of Christmas also means giving to those beyond our immediate sphere as well, especially those most in need.”

Of course everyone, students and staff, also got involved with Christmas Jumper Day on Friday and contributed to the St Vincent de Paul appeal.

Students and staff at CBS The Green taking part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The TY students also held a TY Enterprise fair on Friday where they showcased the products that they have been developing since September to staff and students. There was a great turnout at the event and they were very grateful for the support.

Other activities lined up for the next two weeks include three Monster Christmas Table quizzes for the Junior classes and a 10 word Christmas writing competition in conjunction with the school library.

There’ll also be Christmas carols around the tree along with fabulous Christmas hampers and cakes to be raffled off. Scroll down for photos…

CBS The Green teachers taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. Back from left; Jennifer Stack, David Griffin, Barbara O’Connor, Karen Tobin and Eugene O’Sullivan. Front from left; Geraldine O’Shea and Maura Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean


Joshua O’Sullivan and Eoin Buckley at the Enterprise Showcase on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

James Charles and Thomas O’Donnell at the Enterprise Showcase on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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