Non-uniform day in Clonmel school helps keep clean water flowing in the Third World

Non-uniform day in Clonmel school helps keep clean water flowing in the Third World

A non-uniform day at the Loreto Secondary School in Clonmel raised €470 for the Third World charity Bothar

As part of the Green Schools initiative in Loreto Secondary, the school held a water awareness fundraising day as part of their programme for achieving their third Green Flag for water conservation. 

The school held a non-uniform day, with a water-themed fancy dress option. 

Each student and teacher wore an item of blue clothing. 

A water relay race was held, whereby each team had to transfer a bucket of water between them with as little spillage as possible and in the quickest time possible. 

They did this to remind them of what the average person in drought-stricken countries has to do on a daily basis to obtain water for their families.

Above - Students of Loreto Secondary School in Clonmel, who helped raise €470 for the Third World charity Bothar at the non-uniform day held as part of the Green Schools initiative.

Each student gave a €2 contribution and a total of €470 was collected, which it was decided would be donated to the charity Bothar. 

The donation purchased eight water filtration systems, trees and guinea fowl. 

Thanks are extended to all involved in organising the event and to those who participated.