‘Marathon Kids’ Programme
Our 5th and 6th class students have been busy taking part in the Marathon Kids programme over the past 8 weeks. This fantastic initiative, ran by Sports Active Ireland, saw our students undertake completing the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) by breaking it down into daily running distances. They started with shorter distances and built it up to running 2000m at a time. It also included some lessons on nutrition, exercise and training. We were lucky enough to host David Gillick to our school during the programme. He completed a warm up with the class, answered some insightful questions and ran along our walkway route with us. It was a very inspiring visit! Our whole school completed the final mile together and 5th and 6th class students received their well deserved medals. Watch out for some potential athletics stars in the future!