Parachuting for Crumlin

John Behan, Knockbeg Past Pupil's Union, presenting a cheque to Mike Carew and Jarlath Bolger recently for the college's IT equipment.
The song goes ‘Take a parachute and Jump’, and six Knockbeg students did just that with teacher Mr McNeill, raising €3,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

The song goes ‘Take a parachute and Jump’, and six Knockbeg students did just that with teacher Mr McNeill, raising €3,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Each student had to raise €500 to jump from 10,000 feet in Alleyschaule, Longford last November. It was a nerve-wrecking experience, but all agreed it was “indeed an enjoyable, unforgettable and worthwhile one”.

Well done to Mark Campjuisen, Daragh Byrne, Brendan Byrne, Conor Stapleton, Tomas Lacey and Jamie Pender.

Knockbeg College is on the Dept of Education’s list for a major refurbishment and extension this year.

“It is just reward for the patience and hard work of many people over a number of years. We look forward to being able to provide accommodation comparable to any other school in the country,” said Principal Mike Carew.

A donation of €3,500 towards IT equipment was recently made by past pupils.

“We have a very vibrant and supportive Past Pupils Union associated with Knockbeg College and we are very appreciative of their support,” said Mr Carew who with Jarlath Bolger, accepted the cheque from John Behan.

Past pupils can join a news database by emailing knockbegcollege@eircom.net.