Tullamore schools aiming to break world record

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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Can you help create the world’s largest coin mosaic in Tullamore For The Guinness Book of records?

Can you help create the world’s largest coin mosaic in Tullamore For The Guinness Book of records?

Primary school children in Tullamore are undertaking the huge task of trying to surpass the largest coin mosaic made to date. They are aiming for a massive 30 square meters which will be modelled after the King Oak tree in Charleville. To help them reach their goal, they need in excess of 60,000 coins by Wednesday, May 22. The record attempt will take place on Saturday, May 25 at Charleville National School

This is a really exciting challenge for all the primary school children to be a part of and will be a tremendous achievement for them and the town. To make this possible, we are asking you to help by donating any spare change you may have, which will take them one step closer to achieving their goal. All money used in the attempt will be put towards the completion of the fundraising needed for Tullamore Community Arts Centre. www.tullamorecommunityartscentre.ie

Please donate at a collection point or schools by May 22. Collection points are Tullamore Credit Union, Supermacs, Aras an Chontae and Midland Books.

The participating schools are Tullamore Educate Together, Scoil Mhuire Tullamore, Scoil Eoin Phoill II, St. Philomena’s NS, Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada, Charleville National School, Ballingar NS, Ballinamere NS, Gortnamona NS, Rahan NS, Killeigh NS, Pullough NS, Durrow NS, Offaly School of Special Education, Scoil Bhríde Kilcruttin, St Joseph’s NS Arden, St Colman’s NS, Mucklagh, St Colman’s NS Cappagh