JAMES Sheahan Catholic High School students are heading to the races at Towac Park this Sunday, all in the name of charity.
The students will be hosting a stall to raise funds for educational supplies at the Mannar school in northern Sri Lanka.
Sheahan leaning and innovation co-ordinator Lynelle Maguire said the Sri Lankan school lacked some of the most basic educational supplies.
She said they hoped to raise funds to purchase school supplies including paint, teaching resources, reading and maths books.
“We visited these schools and found there were so many needs our school could help with,” she said.
“We hope to raise as much money as we can and are doing are variety of fundraising events.”
The students will be running a face-painting stall, as well as selling spider drinks, popcorn and fairy floss at the Towac Park Family Fun Day.
The fundraiser is in the lead-up to 15 Sheahan students visiting the Sri Lankin school in September this year.
Ms Maguire said the students would be attending classes for two weeks and also teaching English as a foreign language.
“They’ll largely be working with infants and primary students,” she said. “They’re [Sri Lankan students] very keen to learn English, they’ll be teaching them songs and learning through play.”
Family Fun Day is on at Towac Park this Sunday, gates open at noon.