On 24th June 2015 we raised our Active School Flag proudly in front of the school, joining our Green Schools flag. The children were joined by many parents for the occasion. Mrs O'Neill, the Principal and Fr Odhrán, the Chairperson of the Board of Management spoke to the crowd about the wonderful achievement it was and to thank the children for not just being active but also for taking part in 'Food Dudes' which is all about eating more fruit, vegetables and healthier food.
Liam Cody, a past pupil of the school, returned to do the honours of raising the flag. Liam has gone on from strength to strength as a swimmer and is now an Olympic medalist. The school is very proud of his achievements in the swimming world and felt he was a shining example to the children of what can be accomplished. No doubt we will hear more about his success in the future.
Luke Kehoe from 6th class read to the crowd what it meant to be more active in school. The children did exercises every Monday and Friday before school, did a 1km walk every Wednesday, learned about water safety, completed Active Homework, took part in Bizzy Breaks when it was wet outside, used dance mats, had a céili, had a skipping workshop, went on active school tours, took part in Hurling 365 every Thursday and took part in Sport's Day.
Certificates were presented on the day to the children who excelled in their participation of Food Dudes. It was a wonderful afternoon and the children hope to continue beng active.
Finally a huge thanks must go to the Active School Committee for their planning, ideas, suggestions and decisions. They include Shane O'Callaghan, Deirdre Kate O'Brien, Tommy Furlong, Sophie Kennedy, Mairead Moran Wayne, Jim Malone, Evan Rogers, Cora McGrath, Owen Rogers, Katie Murphy, Jamie O Rourke and James Rossiter. The teachers on the committee included Ms Grace, Ms Kehoe, Ms Corcoran, Ms K Murphy and Ms L Murphy and Mrs O'Neill.