A PIZZA takeaway said ‘Arrivederci’ to children at a town school on their last day.
Pupils from Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny have been regular customers of Pat’s Pizza on Main Street for many years.
But the students move tomorrow and Friday to their brand new school – too far away for lunchtime trade.
So Pat’s Pizza gave away free pizzas to pupils on Wednesday as well as free bars of chocolate.
The pupils however returned the favour.
Many of them left tips for the staff.
The new school on a 8.5-acre Carnamuggagh site includes a library, outdoor teaching areas, an art room, rooms for woodwork and technical graphics, a music and drama room, science rooms, a special needs room, a computer suite, kitchenette, fitness centre, GAA and soccer pitches, basketball and tennis courts and a gymnasium that can also be used for school events.
Pupils missing Mac’s Mace opposite the old location at a cramped Sprackburn House needn’t worry.
Mac’s has won the catering contract for the new school which now has 245 pupils.
The new school has room for 100 more pupils as it continues to expand.
Micheál Ó Giobúin, school principal, said: “The new school is no more than the children and staff deserve.”