Motor cycle charity run for St Marks in Newbridge

The charity motor cycle run at St Mark's School
A charity Motor Cycle Run in aid of St. Mark’s School, Newbridge, commenced from St Marks School on Friday, September 6 last.

A charity Motor Cycle Run in aid of St. Mark’s School, Newbridge, commenced from St Marks School on Friday, September 6 last.

Twenty two motor cyclists took part lead by Philip Doyle, Head Coach to the Irish Womens Rugby 2013 Grand Slam winners.

The convoy travelled through West Wicklow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and finished up in Tralee on Sunday, September 8.

Each participant made a donation to St Marks who are celebrating their 40th anniversary of providing education to students with special needs from the wide community of South Kildare, East Offaly and West Wicklow.

Many activities planned by the shool to mark the occaision.

St Marks is also involved in a pilot project with Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board to explore and develop closer links between mainstream and special education.

The school is a non-denominational co–educational Special School which was set up to cater for primary and post - primary aged pupils all having a mild general learning disability. In addition to mild general learning disability some of the students have additional special needs such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD. The pupil teacher ratio is officially 11 pupils to one teacher.