Shefflin launches bank in Kildare Town school

Kildare Town Community School launch of School Bank by Henry Shefflin, in conjuction with Bank of Ireland. Henry Signing Autographs.  Photo. Jimmy Fullam.
Hurling legend, Henry Shefflin was the star attraction at Kildare Town Community School on November 12.

Hurling legend, Henry Shefflin was the star attraction at Kildare Town Community School on November 12.

The Kilkenny star paid a visit to the school to launch its new school bank in conjunction with Bank of Ireland.

“The highlight of the day was the visit of Kilkenny hurling legend Henry Shefflin to officially open the bank,” said KTCS’s Siobhan O’Grady.

“ Also present was Kildare Town Branch Manager John Calvey, Orla O’ Kelly, Principal Mr Pat Flynn, Deputy Principal Aine Moran, Ms O’Grady and Mr Rourke.

“The school bank was established to encourage second level students to save their money and experience the world of commercial banking in a teenage friendly environment.”

Ms O’Grady explained how the bank is run by fourth, fifth and sixth year students. Interviews were held for positions in early October and the bank team compromises of Michaela Delaney (Bank Manager), Sarah Hopkins, Sarah Brady, Michael Howard, Alex Crook, David Foxe, Elaine Earls, Maria Marcos, Jade Coffey, Emma Walsh, Ana Sandru and Rebecca O’ Brien.

The students were thrilled to meet Henry and it was a great boost to the senior and junior hurling teams to rub shoulders with such a top hurler.

It’s a busy time for the school as it prepares for its first every school musical “All Shook Up”. The school, which was amalgamated from three schools - Kildare Town Vocational School, St. Joseph’s Academy and The Presentation Convent Secondary School, is now pooling a fantastic array of combmined talent. The show takes place on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Sat 23 November at 7.30 each night .

The show is based on the music of Elvis Presley. Tickets can be bought at the school,The Parish Centre (Aras Brid) and from Teach Dara in Kildare town. Adult tickets cost € 10 each while students will be asked to fork out just €5 .