Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 20/05/2013. Tags: Primary School News
A school in Ireland has been kept open thanks partly to a prize bull called Hero.
The auction of the animal - a story that was picked up on by the international media - enabled Glinsk National School
in County Galway to raise €100,000 in ticket sales and to fend off the threat of closure, the Irish Independent reports.
According to principal Marty Ward, the money should serve to protect the school for the next ten years or so, helping the school to plug any gaps left by Department of Education funding.
Mr Ward said the school is delighted by the news, adding: "It was a once in a lifetime achievement and we never expected to make as much as we did."
He explained it is a great relief to staff members and families in the local area that the school will be staying open, noting the cash injection means the school will not be required to hold too many fundraising events in the future.
Written by Donal Walsh