This is the Fifth Annual Pumpkin Festival at Ard Rí. Every year each family enters a pumpkin. This is a family project and parents and children are encouraged to work together in planning their entry, purchasing the pumpkin and material required, constructing the piece and finally submitting their entry on the morning of the festival. This all started five years ago with only one class entering and this year we had over 100 entries
“A clear focus on community building is a corner-stone of school life at Community National Schools. The Pumpkin Festival is just one community event we run at the school. It is great to see families coming together on a creative project. Some of these have been months in the making. It’s not only for the children. On the day of the festival, parents are chatting together, they’re getting to know one another and this binds the community. The buzz is unreal.” Darragh Roe- Principal
This Year’s Winners!!!!