A sweet first day at St. Brigid’s in Greystones

Opening a maths copy on your first day of school can be troubling for some, but introduce ice-cream into the equation and you’ve got a formula for an A+ day.

The students at St. Brigid’s in Greystones were ready to dive back into their studies when they received a surprise visit from the Dale Farm ice-cream truck – which promptly began dispensing free ice-cream to all 500 students.

To say that Dale Farm received a hero’s welcome from the ecstatic pupils is an understatement.

Caroline Martin, head of marketing at Dale Farm, said “Dale Farm was delighted to help kick-start the school year at St Brigid’s with a surprise visit from our ice cream van, which has been on the road for over eight weeks as part of nationwide summer road-trip. As we’re nearing the end of our #AllKindsOfCool tour, we couldn’t think of a sweeter way to finish-up a memorable summer. We hope the students enjoyed their ice cream and we wish them all the best for the year ahead.”

Pictured (L-R): Pupils Cian Fickett, Doireann Purcell, Ellie Boulter, Ben O’Connor, Saorla Purcell, Fionnán Gallagher, Josh O’Connor, Brianna Gallagher and John Boulter.

The faculty were in on the fun too, with teacher Suzanne Carwood saying “There was much excitement amongst our pupils as we started back into the new school term after the summer break. We were thrilled that Dale Farm stopped-off on our first full week with the perfect Friday treat – ice cream!”

All of the students at St. Brigid’s received top marks in ice-cream selection and a great first day was had by all.

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