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The Great Balloon Race

June 1, 2010


The Staff, pupils and friends of St Patrick’s Primary School, Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa and St Patrick’s Nursery School, Crossmaglen held their great balloon race on Thursday 27th May 2010 from the grounds of the school.

Up to 1,000 balloons were launched by the pupils.  Each balloon had a card attached asking the finder to return the card to the school on or before 25 June 2010. The owner of the balloon which is sent back from the furthest destination will win £50 and the sender and seller will also receive a prize.

The pupils of the school thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we take this opportunity to thank all the sellers and buyers of the balloons.

Funds raised from the balloon race will be shared towards the purchase of the school Piano and the fun day.

The Fun Day is to be held on Sunday 20 June 2010 in the school grounds.  The fun day last year was a great success so let’s hope for something similar this year.


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