Pupils in one Tipperary primary school on the right fitness track
Pupils at CBS Primary School Nenagh have had their interest in fitness recognised in a nationwide competition to find Ireland’s fittest school launched recently by Irish Olympians, athletes Phil Healy and David Gillick.
The event, which runs until April, and in which over 500 schools are participating, is the latest phase in a Fit Squad schools fitness programme organised by banana distributors Fyffes - initially through a series of school visits and, post-Covid, through a programme of exercises and keep-fit tips presented online by athletes Phil and David
In recognition of their “involvement and inventiveness” in responding to guidelines set out under the programme, pupils at CBS Primary School received “fruit-‘n-fitness” rewards along with bonus points in a league-style competition from which the eventual winners will emerge.
To be announced in May, the overall successful school will receive sports equipment valued at €5,000 plus a visit from Fit Squad ambassadors, Phil and David.
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