Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the centre of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help them be the best they can be.

In My Shoes

The Parents Association and the Students Council are joining forces to support the “In My Shoes” appeal for 2020.

“In My Shoes” is an appeal for a donation of quality, pre-loved trainers & sports shoes from families in Ireland, which are sent to kids in townships in Cape Town, South Africa. Thanks to the support of Parcel Motel, donations of sports shoes are accepted from anyone across Ireland so we are easily able to get the sports footwear to the appropriate place.

Sometimes, a fairly simple idea can really strike a chord with many. Particularly if it taps into the Irish tradition of giving to those in need. During a business trip to South Africa, Sligoman, Ciaran McHugh, visited the township of Khayelitsha, the largest township or “slum” in Cape Town, in November 2018.  He was moved to reach out to the many enthusiastic yet ill-equipped kids who were desperate to play sport in the township. They had no shoes.

We can help by checking our homes for good condition runners/football boots which our children have outgrown. The good news is we are helping other children and also taking positive action for the environment by recycling.

Please support our appeal. Click on the link for further information https://www.inmyshoes.ie/elsewhere

The last day for the IN MY SHOES Appeal 2020 is Friday 14th February 2020.