Archive 2010-11
Bake A Lot Makes A Lot 11

Nancy and her friends had a successful bake sale "Bake A Lot" on Saturday, 18th June when they raised over €750 for Barnardos, Barretstown and Botshabelo Township in South Africa. The group got a lot of support from family, friends, neighbours and many companies like DPL, The Horse and Hound in Cabinteely, Superquinn, Marks & Spencers, Art & Hobby Shop, Supervalu, Dubray Books, IMC, The Sweetest Thing, Tierneys Gift Shop and the girls in Notre Dame Junior School. Thanks to everyone who supported the team. You have helped less fortunate children. Well done.









Talented Dragons 11

Ali Hewson paid tribute to the project at the open day in the school last Friday, 27th May. She complimented the girls and said that she was overwhelmed by the work the girls had produced and the unselfish nature the girls had exhibited over the six months of the initiative.

Ali went on to say that "she would love her own children to be involved in such a project and that the girls were using trade to aid less fortunate children just like her ethical trading company, Edun.

Open Day 11 Reactions

Some of the girls' memories of the day

As soon as I got up in the morning, I smiled because I knew that it was going to be a great day ..    SK

I had to get our things ready for the day; float of money, a bin, tablecloth, moneybox, flyers, yellow t-shirt     LQ

I got in to the car with my Lucky Dip box. It was so big, it took up two places!    GC

We were selling things from bubbles to ice cream and all of us got sponsorship. Loads of children came to our stall, even the teachers!    LCB

The idea was to learn all about setting up a business and helping children too... MOC

We decorated our desks with sweets and toys and everything was ready...  HD

Emily's Sri Lanka Project

Emily Kennedy, a transition year pupil, visited the school on Tuesday, 5th April to receive a donation from the girls' open day which will be used for the Sri Lankan Orphanage. The girls gave €500 which was half the proceeds from the open day and a little bonus from the fund. Well done to the girls and Miss Doran and best of luck to Emily on her volunteering in Sri Lanka.

Open Day a Huge Success 11


The P5 girls did brilliantly at their Open Day on Tuesday, 15th March, 2011. After months of work on the business plan and contacts made to sponsors, the girls and their partners were all ready for their first customers last Tuesday. As you see from the photos, the girls had a lot of fun all the while learning so much about the business world and children less fortunate than them. The girls raised €566 which they will divide between the Sunshine Home in Leopardstown and an orphanage in Sri Lanka thanks to their contact with the inspirational Emily Kennedy. Well done to Miss Doran for all her prep work with the girls, to Miss Ward for her assistance and to everyone who sponsored and supported the projects.

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News Flash

The Business!

The Notre Dame fifth class girls under the direction of their teacher Mrs, Gumisiriza have launched this year's project.

While the businesses have been formed and work is well underway, the girls have found time to mention some of the skills they hope to learn this year.



What I hope to learn from Children Helping Children is

To make ice cream and work together. By Sophia

The value of money. By Georgia

To be aware of other people who are less fortunate then us. By Rachel

Orginisation, team work and the value of money. By Molly

To introduce myself on the phone and the value of money. By Haille

To have more confidence on the phone or in a shop. By Lucy

To be a good business partner and a good explainer.  By Tanya

To be sensible with money and remember to give it to the less fortunate.  By Grace

 To care for the less fortunate.  By Abby

 The value of money. By Orlaith

How to be sensible with money. By Molly

To remember to danate to charities. By Lucy

To remember to support others. By Anna

To encourage others along. By Sarah.


Best of luck to the girls and Mrs. Gumisiriza.


A big well done and thanks to everyone who has taken part in the business project over the years.