Portlaoise CBS students and teachers all set for Zambia trip

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 6th February 2019 Portlaoise CBS students and teachers all set for Zambia trip Previous articleSupermac’s owner announces major jobs boost at Laois eventNext articleMountmellick Macra gearing up for their 21st Panto Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Facebook Community Pinterest Home News Portlaoise CBS students and teachers all set for Zambia trip News WhatsApp Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year TAGSPortlaoise CBSZambia Immersion Project Facebook Pinterest Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Portlaoise CBS students and teachers who are off to Zambia A group of 16 Portlaoise CBS students will travel to Zambia at the end of this week along with five of their teachers.Every two years, the school brings a group of boys to Livingstone to experience what it is like to teach and volunteer, as part of the Zambia Immersion Project, run by the Christian Brothers.The group this year are: Thomas Dunne, Kevin Swayne, Adam Duffin, Ben Dunne, Daniel O’Toole, John Keogh, Cathy Mulligan, Alain Carroll, Eddie Critchley, Niall Carey, Ben Brennan, Brian Fingelton, James Connelly, Michael Rodgers, Peter Conroy, Marc Ramsbottom, Jack Delaney.While the five teachers are: Geoff Brennan, James Walsh, Cathy Mulligan, Eimear Lewens and Stephanie Buckley.The group will spend two weeks in Zambia teaching children in schools from 7am to 2pm.Then from 4pm to 7pm each evening, the lads will visit an orphanage to play and socialise with children.But in order to get there, each of the students have had to raise funds. They each had to raise €1,200.Back in April last year, the students held a €20k Drop.  Portlaoise CBS hosted an exciting night with eight contestants from the crowd chosen to step up and try win €2,500 each.This fundraiser saw them earn an extra €6,000 which will be brought directly to the schools and orphanages. While a number of local businesses have also donated generously.The lads will be gone for the next two weeks and we look forward to hearing all about their adventure when they come back.SEE ALSO – A day spent inside the walls of the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise WhatsApplast_img read more