During lockdown, a pupil received a very special letter from the Taoiseach at the time Leo Varadkar. It was a great honour for her to receive this letter and it has pride of place framed at home.
I got a letter from Leo Varadkar in lockdown. Mrs. Davis gave us a homework assignment asking us to pick a famous person to be for one day. I sent him a letter to tell him that I picked him. A few weeks later he wrote back. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I got a letter from the Taoiseach!
It was a very exciting and proud day in HNS yesterday as the pupils of the school got their first go on the new Artificial Grass Pitch.
The proceeds of Pedal to the Peak were all channelled into this development, along with funds raised from concerts, carol singing etc and generous donations to our school, including inheritance from the late T. McCarthy.
Sincere thank you to the team who completed the challenge on 23rd June 2018, also the support crew, the committee, all our sponsors, parents and pupils of the school, staff and parishioners of Herbertstown for your commitment and generosity, which have now come to fruition in this wonderful facility.
Thank you also to those who helped and supported us during the construction of the pitch, including the HDA for the use of the car park for site access and parking of machinery.
The pupils of HNS will enjoy the benefits of this pitch on a daily basis for many years to come.