The new Hunger Heroes campaign was launched by Ireland’s largest international aid agency at Scoil na Mainistreach in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, where 600 pupils were allowed leave their grey uniforms at home and arrive dressed up as their favourite caped crusader.
The school, whose well-known past pupils include singer/songwriter Damien Rice, turned into a great gathering of heroes, villains and mutants, who all made their own costumes before they flew or zoomed to class for their Hunger Heroes Day using their incredible powers.
The costumes included Batman, Spiderman, Darth Vader and even Mayo brothers Diarmuid and Cillian O’Connor, who both play for their county and have helped them reach this year’s All-Ireland final.
The campaign encourages students to connect local issues of food waste and global problems of world hunger by undertaking fun school activities and fundraisers to become “hunger heroes”.
Hunger Hero Craig Doyle, 11, who is a member of the school’s Hunger Heroes Committee, said: