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Exciting New Venture at Scoil Mhuire NS

A new afterschool childcare service has opened at Scoil Mhuire National School. Schull Afterschool Club has been made possible through a combination of DCYA (Department of Children and Youth Affairs) capital funding and locally raised funds. The Club is being run by Schull Community Preschool Ltd with newly appointed staff who are fully qualified and well experienced in providing care and running activities for school aged children. A programme of activities each day has been put in place to cater for a wide range of interests and to ensure each child can engage and enjoy themselves regardless of age and ability. Funtastic Fitness is on Mondays, Creative Movement Dance and Play on Tuesdays, Out of the Box Craft and Art on Wednesdays, Circuit Thursdays and Disco Kitchen on Fridays.

A dedicated room has been refurbished with soft seating area for relaxing, a kitchen for cookery activities, benches for art and craft and new school seats and desks for homework (yes, homework is catered for everyday.. except Fridays!). There is a well-stocked library area and plenty of games, as well as a computer for project research. The speakers and TV screen will no doubt come in very handy for demonstration of dance moves for Tuesdays class and fitness class on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Club opens during term time from January 8th to June 21st 2018 from 2pm-5.30pm each day (or 6pm upon request). Plans to expand and provide club service outside of term time will be made in the coming months subject to demand.

Enrolment forms are available at the national school office, by emailing schullafterschool@gmail.com or by texting the afterschool phone number – 087 7754254. It is important that any child who wishes to use the service (even on an occasional basis) must first be enrolled, so parents are encouraged to sign up, just in case! More information on the service, activities and fees is available by email or text.

Many people have been involved in the making this project a reality which we hope will be of great benefit to the community. With great thanks to all who have given their time and hard work, we wish everybody involved the very best in Schull Afterschool Club.

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