April 2015

Active Week and Sports Day

Over the past two years the staff, pupils and parents, under the direction of the school’s ACE (Activity, Confidence and Eating) committee, have worked tirelessly to promote healthier lifestyle choices. This hard work culminated in the awarding of the Active Flag to the school, making St Brigid’s one of only 3 schools in Westmeath to hold this award.
The week of April 13th – 17th was Active Week in our school and each day saw emphasis on one or more activities. Monday was aquatics and games day, Tuesday was Tennis and Basketball day, Gaelic Football was promoted on Wednesday, and all children got a chance to take part in Orienteering on Thursday. Friday was Sports Day with races, bouncy Castle, boot camp, games, novelty events, and stations among the activities. After lunch, the Active Flag was raised by Mr. Alan Mullin of Operation Transformation fame who encouraged all present to get involved in and maintain a healthy attitude to food and exercise. Mr. David Costello was also present, on behalf of the Active Flag Programme.
The ACE Committee teachers Mrs. Deirdre Keena and Mrs. Sharon Kelly and the Parent Representatives, Mr. Noel Kelly, Mrs Patricia Claffey and Mrs. Jennifer Campbell along with the class representatives should be justly proud of what has been achieved.
Having attained the Flag, we must now strive to continue the good work started and ensure that our school community choose healthy lifestyle choices as part of their everyday lives.
Well done to everyone.

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