Friday 19th March, 2021
Staff and students will, over the next week, undertake this daring challenge of completing a 2000km (virtual) journey from Ratoath to Rome to support the Irish Cancer Society. The students of the school are motivated to make this challenge a success to honour their much loved and admired teacher, the late Ms Aoife O’Sullivan. Aoife sadly passed away in December 2018. This project is being run by members of the Cinnire team in the College.
Ms Aoife O'Sullivan
Aoife taught Gaeilge and Geography in Ratoath College, her passion and positivity, not only for her subjects, enriched the lives of her colleagues and students. Aoife has left a lasting legacy in the school and the students and staff have continued to celebrate her life and memory every since.
This year the students in Ratoath College aim to give back. From Friday 19th March, staff and students will virtually set off from Ratoath and make a 2000km journey across the Irish Sea towards Manchester, 270km away, before travelling down to London and across to Calais. Luxemburg will mark the midway point at 1000km before heading towards Switzerland, Milan and finally to Rome, completing the 2000km trip.
This virtual walk will be Covid compliant in that the students and staff will clock up their collective kilometres within their 5km limit.
Friday 26th March will be the official Daffodil Day with a student vs teacher challenge in the school to clock up any remaining kilometres needed to reach the 2000km goal.
You can support the students and the staff in their efforts as they fundraise for this very personal and worthy cause by donating via the Just Giving page using the button below and/or by joining in yourself! We're using the Strava app to keep track of our progress towards 2000km - click the button below to join our Strava Club and help us on our way to our goal!