New Rossmar group ‘open to everyone’

Parents and Friends of Rossmar at their official launch on Tuesday with Principal Brian Mclaughlin and Mayor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, with local councillors Alan Robinson and Gerry Mullan.
Parents and Friends of Rossmar at their official launch on Tuesday with Principal Brian Mclaughlin and Mayor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, with local councillors Alan Robinson and Gerry Mullan.

Parents of children who attend Rossmar in Limavady have officially launched a new group in support of the school and each other.

The group - Parents and Friends of Rossmar Association -has enjoyed a promising start having raised more than £300 from events over Easter for pupils, including a non-uniform day.

Group member, Kerry Manning said the idea for the group has been around for a while, but plans for a new multi-million school - starting in November 2016 - proved to be the push needed to form Parents and Friends of Rossmar Association.

The group is open to the whole community, not just those whose children attend Rossmar, or children who have a specific need.

With children from as far away as Ballymoney and Portrush attending Rossmar School, parents hopes the group will attract strong support.

“We’ve just started out, and we are delighted with how it’s going so far. We hope with the money we raise we can provide those extra things for the kids that they can’t get, and there is also the social aspect for parents which is important,” said Kerry.

Rossmar Principal Brian McLaughlin said: “I’m delighted as this is something we have been thinking about for some time. It will address the social and educational needs of the pupils when they’re not at school.”

For information, and how to get involved call Rossmar School at 028 777 62351.