St.Colman’s National School is calling on any, and all volunteers, individuals or groups, to help them make the best use of their new Polytunnel. Costing €1,075 from Power Aggregates in Carrigtwohill and set up and installed by Polytunnel Ireland, the new facility is ready to go. “What we really need” said School Secretary Mairéad McCarthy, “are volunteers to help us make some raised wooden sowing beds. We’d like to start planting for Spring as soon as possible to get the best reward for the polytunnel during the school year. It’s a fantastic new addition to the school garden and we have great plans for it once it’s up and running.”
The Polytunnel was purchased mainly with proceeds raised from the efforts of St. Colman’s National School Parents Association. They contributed €1,000 towards its purchase. The call has gone out to parents, grandparents and relatives of the pupils at the school and now, also, to anyone in community who is willing to get the wooden planting boxes made so that planting can begin. Anyone interested in helping the school get started please contact Mairéad in the school office on 021 4652567.