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first_imgSt Eunan’s National School in Raphoe took part in the Rainbow Walks.With the Easter holidays now over, schools heading back into their last term have been urged to keep their rainbow walks in mind for Relay for Life – and to let the committee know what day they plan to hold them.Schools across the county last year made the Rainbow Relay one of the big successes of Relay for Life, Donegal, helping to raise awareness of cancer across the county.“The emphasis on these walks is not on fundraising, but on education and awareness and hopefully we will gets of schools taking part once again this year,” said Liam Porter, Relay for Life Schools coordinator. He added: “We know that schools are really busy and that’s why we have left it to them to organise the walk any day that suits them. That said, we’d love to know what days schools are planning so we can get along to some of the walks.”The Rainbow Relay sees students and teachers dress up in bright colours before taking part in a walk that will help raise awareness of all types of cancer.“Primary and secondary schools across Donegal took part in this last year and it was a fantastic success and hopefully it will be an even bigger success this time around. Secondary schools who don’t have a team entered could still perhaps do the walk as a way of getting involved,” Liam added.Deadline extended The Rainbow Relay is just one of the ways schools can take part this year with poetry and song contests also included for students, and the deadline for entering those contests has been extended, Liam revealed.“We are really excited about the standard of the fantastic entries we have already received for the contests, but because our closing deadline fell during the school holidays we have extended the deadline for entries for both the song and poetry contests now to 12 noon on Friday May 2nd.”Liam added that full details of how schools can get involved are available on the Relay for Life blog page – where educational resources are also available to download.Schools can also get in touch with Liam by sending a text to 0862657758 or an e.mail to [email protected] DEADLINE EXTENDED AS DONEGAL SCHOOLS URGED TO REMEMBER RAINBOW RELAY was last modified: April 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalRainbow WalksRelay for Lifelast_img

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