Bingo Fundraiser for the Abbey
The Abbey Walks for Zambia
Over 800 hundred students and teachers from Abbey Community College took part in a sponsored walk around the Ferrybank area on Friday 30th of September, in an effort to raise funds for the people of Zambia.
The RSHM (trustees of the Abbey) support education in Zambia and are involved in expanding primary schools for children with disabilities. They provide educational support for girls, orphans, HIV positive children and children with special needs.
There was a fantastic and generous response from the students, their families and community.To date the school has raised approximately 10,400 euros. All the funds will go directly to the RSHM projects for education and health in Zambia.
(Adapted from an article written by Zoe Dowling, TY student)
Abbey Drummers in action as the students and teachers leave the school on the walk.
First Years as they leave the school and set out on their walk for Zambia.
A New Era Dawns
Excting times this September as 838 Abbey students return to school and walk the corridors of the beautiful new extension for the first time.
20 classrooms, six year head offices, three science labs, one engineering room along with a woodwork room and home economics kitchen, and The Pod – an integrated special needs unit – are just some of the facilities provided
by the new extension.
.At it’s heart is a 350-capacity canteen with 180 degree views of the great outdoors. It is perhaps the most impressive element of the extension's design.
Encouraging students to spend their lunch break outside is a cleverly convened amphitheatre, whereby integrated plugs enable students to plug in and play.
Students can plug in their amps for gigs, or use a PA system for arts performances.
Across from the amphitheatre space lies an enclosed garden that forms part of a new special needs unit dubbed ‘The Pod’ Once inside the self enclosed unit, a sensory room, activity room, disabled shower and a utility room with a life skills annex, where students will learn valuable life skills, all work together to provide a safe and didactic ambience.