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Posted on 21st October 2019 | News

St. Mary’s Grammar School once again took part in the annual Road of Hope Shoe Box Appeal.  Road of Hope is a voluntary charity organisation that relies on the goodwill of local people to help support those under privileged in countries such as Bosnia, Croatia, Romania and Africa.


We are proud to highlight the generosity of our Key Stage Three pupils and their families.  132 shoeboxes have been filled over the last two weeks and are ready to be sent overseas to disadvantaged children in poverty stricken parts of the world.  By donating very simple and yet practical gifts,pupils will have made a huge difference in the life of another child this Christmas.  Through this campaign, pupils in St. Mary’s have lived out their Catholic ethos by showing mercy and compassion to the less fortunate in our world.


Pupils participating in the Pope John Paul II and Muiredach Cross Awards assisted by wrapping gifts and transporting the shoe boxes on the day of collection.  At St. Mary’s, we strive to help our students develop as successful, well rounded, confident young people and projects like this are a key element of our community.  We would like to send our sincere thanks to everyone who responded to this charity appeal.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.