Every year we block a session or two of horse riding for the children with Go Thereapeutic Riding at the Rathfarnham Equestrian Centre. Initially we thought about half of our children would take the plunge and sit up and ride. Remarkably they all do – for some children it took four of five weeks and they had a specific programme to support them. And these very children who have conquered their fears are now among  our keenest horse-riders.

Whenever we get additional fundraiser money come into our school, this is our first port of call as it is something that the children love and get so much from.