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Swinford National School Parents Association

Our group is a group of voluntary parents that fundraise throughout the year to raise money to be used to enhance the time children have in school. In the past year our fundraising has allowed us to purchase picnic benchs made from recycled plastic, to purchase extra outside playground equipment such as the installation of climbing bridges and small climbing walls. We held a halloween disco and used the proceeds to buy a selection of very much needed board games for each of the 9 classes in the school. Ultimately the money that we fundraise we the parents within the association decide on what the money is spent on. Money is never handed over to the school. I meet with the Principal at the beginning of the school year to discuss what the school may need which may not be able to be got by means of a school grant. Although we do not have a website we do have a facebook page: Swinford NS Parent's Association where we keep Parents and Guardians up to date of what we are doing.