Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 13/02/2013. Tags: Primary School News
Efforts to prevent a school in north-east Galway from closing will include the auction of a pedigree bull.
Des Joyce, whose daughter Ava is a pupil at Glinsk National School
, has donated the animal in an attempt to raise money for the learning institute and to generate publicity about its current predicament, the Irish Independent reports.
Named Hero, the 15-month-old Limousin bull is worth around €3,000 and is already responsible for the sale of a high volume of raffle tickets as people bid to take home the valuable prize.
The donation was made after principal of the school Marty Ward asked parents for raffle prizes in an effort to generate cash to be used on essential maintenance work.
Mr Joyce said he made the gesture because the school is under considerable pressure at present, adding: "We were talking about what we could raffle and I said I'd put up a bull. It's something different and it's got people talking."
Other donations made by families included a holiday to Lanzarote, which was worth more than €1,500.
Written by Donal Walsh