Inishowen schools to Relay for
Inishowen are being urged to play their part in
raising awareness of cancer and much-needed funds
for the Irish Cancer Society by getting involved
with this year’s Relay for Life.
The schools will have the opportunity to play their
part in a number of ways this year by taking part in
poetry and song competitions or by organising a
Rainbow Walk or providing artwork for the weekend.
Several secondary schools have already entered teams
in this year’s Relay, with others agreeing to
support the event.
Students from Drumfries NS who took
part in last year’s Rainbow Walk for Relay for Life.
Committee member Liam
Porter says he is looking forward to their
participation once again this year.
“Following on from the successful involvement from
schools over the past few years we have introduced a
poetry competition for both primary and secondary
school students this year as well as a song-writing
contest for secondary school students.”
Those contests, he says, came on the back of
suggestions from students who participated in last
year’s Relay for Life and he says the committee is
always keen to get as many young people involved in
the event in as many ways as possible.
“My main remit as the schools coordinator is to try
to raise awareness so entry to these contests are
all free. Of course some schools choose to raise
funds as well through entering teams or organising
events like the Rainbow Walk and they are always
If any school would like to get involved in the
Rainbow walk, take part in the poetry or song
contests, provide artwork or indeed seek any further
information, then I’d ask them to get in contact as
soon as possible. All the contact details are on the
blog page and the website
www.relayforlifedonegal.com ” Liam added.