Who we've supported
At Image Masters we value the work both your school and parent association do to enhance the experience for your students and we are delighted to have the opportunity to help fund some of your projects. Below you can keep up to date with projects developing around the country that have received support from our annual Parent Association Funds. We would like to thank all Image Masters schools around the country as it is through our combined efforts that this fund is made possible. Let's keep supporting Irish schools!
St. Macdara's Community College, Templeogue, Dublin
We received a fantastic submission from the Parents Association at St. Macdara's Community College in Dublin. St. Macdara's have a strong sporting culture within their school and have active teams in soccer, gaelic football, athletics, basketball, rugby, hurling, badminton and more.
At present their girls soccer teams at both junior and senior level are in need of a complete set of new jerseys to bring with them onto the pitch. Image Masters are delighted to be in a position to fund one complete set of jerseys for their girls soccer team.
Scoil Mhuire, Ballyboden, Dublin
Every year Scoil Mhuire in Ballyboden go to extreme lengths to create the best possible environment for their students by either putting on a three night movie night or talent show. They hire in sound and lighting to respect the hard work put in by all the children which proves costly.
This year they are putting on an end of year talent show and we at Image Masters are delighted to be able to help support this event. Previous shows have included; Disney Magic, Michael Jackson's early years, Battle of the Decades, Annie, Oliver and the Wizard of Oz etc.
St. Colmcille's National School, Knocklyon, Dublin
School Yard Improvements
St. Colmcilles National School in Knocklyon is the largest primary school in the country. Their playground is shared by both their junior and senior schools and can get extremely busy. Image Masters were extremely excited to read St. Colmcille's application which showed their commitment to creating a positive environment for their students.
Within the hustle and bustle of their busy playground they plan on upgrading a section with some artificial grass to create a space for students to sit and relax. It will not only improve the visual image of the yard and well being of their students but also open up a whole new range of potential activities, such as: gymnastic lesson, social and reading groups etc.
Scoil Caoimhin Naofa, Glendalough, Wicklow
Outdoor, Woodland Classroom
Scoil Caoimhin Noafa has recently secured a piece of oak/beech woodland in which they are planning on creating an outdoor classroom to cater for 130 pupils. Its a fantastic initiative that will enhance both the Forest and Green Schools programmes and cater for all outdoor activities in all subjects. It will help the promotion of local flora and fauna, creating an awareness of trees, the recycling and reuse of natural products, the preservation of natural habitats and giving a heightened awareness of a woodland environment and of forest management.
As part of the initiative, a photographic diary of progress will also be made and presented electronically, encouraging pupils to learn skills in photography, art and the presentation of it using technical tools and media.
Scoil Mhuire, Rosslare Strand, Wexford
Scoil Mhuire, Rosslare are participating in the School of Excellence Programme in conjunction with WIT and the Education Centre in Enniscorthy which endeavours to provide teachers with the skills they need to set up a sensory garden. Upon completion the school is setting upon the ambitious task of converting their court-yard into an immersive sensory garden for their students. The garden will benefit the children in the following ways:
- Pupils will learn how to sow and care for fruit and vegetable plants thus improving self-sufficiency as adults
- Pupils will learn to be respectful of the garden and their surroundings as they will be responsible for the content and maintenance of the garden
- The children will harvest and eat what they grow thus promoting a healthy diet
- They will be enabled to develop important life skills such as effective communication, decision-making, team-work and time-management while participating in the project
Gorey Central School, Gorey, Wexford
Astro-turf All Weather Playing Pitch
Gorey Central School have set themselves the ambitious task of raising over €70,000 to convert their grass area in the school yard into an all weather astro-turf playing pitch. Their parents and teachers have been fundraising hard over the years to make up this sum and Image Masters are delighted to be able to help them in their final stretch, with work commencing this summer. The all weather pitch will be accessible to everyone all year round and will promote a healthy and active lifestyle within the school for their students.