Kilcock run for autism unit

St. Joseph's Boys National School in Kilcock, whose autism unit will benefit from a fundraising run on 6 October.
A major event to raise funds for a primary school and its autism unit will take plac early next month.

A major event to raise funds for a primary school and its autism unit will take plac early next month.

On October 6 next, St. Joseph’s Boys National School (BNS) in Kilcock, have organised 6k and 26k runs, in conjunction with Kilcock GAA.

The money raised from the run will be split between St. Joseph’s BNS and Kilcock GAA.

A spokespeson for St. Joseph’s will use monies raised, towards the sports hall in the new school building and the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Unit.

The current school building was opened in 1980.

With the expansion of the local area, and increasing numbers in the school, St. Joseph’s has been approved for a school extension, due to commence next year.

In September 2012, it said, St. Joseph’s was delighted to open an ASD Unit within the school.

Upon opening, it initially had three pupils, among them, for the first time in St. Joseph’s history, their first female pupil joined.

The ASD Unit in St. Joseph’s allows children with ASD to be part of the school community, while at the same time addressing their particular needs, by using a wide range of strategies and techniques. This allows the children to develop and grow, in a positive, educational setting.

This school year the unit is already at capacity. Staff would be delighted to use funds raised to purchase additional equipment for the unit.

If interested in taking part you can register for both races on www.runireland.com, or on the day from 9.30am. Entry fees are €30 for 26k and €15 for 6k. Sponsorship cards for 26k run (for IAA) available from the local GAA and school.