First in Ireland! Eight Exams on Eight Instruments in One Day!
In recent years Rathdown has established a close link with Habitat for Humanity, an international charity whose primary aim is to provide affordable housing for those in need around the world. The school has to date sent seven teams of students and staff to Romania to live and work on construction sites, where they work alongside the families who will later live in the homes they help to build.
The teams work hard throughout the year prior to their trip to fundraise for everything they will need for their trip.
This year will be Ms Rice’s eighth trip with Rathdown and Habitat, so she decided to hatch a fundraising plan incorporating the number 8. Never done in Ireland before, on 4th November she undertook eight music grade exams (one after the other) on eight different instruments (never having had any lessons on five of those instruments!). Having practiced hard for the week of midterm break, it was a gruelling day but she did it! Still waiting on results, but fingers crossed!
If anyone would like to support her fundraising, donations to the fundraising campaign can be made by dropping cash to the Senior School office (marked FAO Ms Rice – Habitat)