Health Promotion Week saw students in Crumlin embrace a more active lifestyle, cut down on their sugar and think about real changes to treat themselves to a healthy mind and body.
Each day, Ms. Greham and members of the Ember devoted the theme of the daily prayer to mindfulness and positive mental health while Ciara Miley from Health Promoting Schools spoke to 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th year students.
There was intense physical activity in the hall with Zumba Dance classes for 4th, 5th and 6th years, while the parents even got involved with a Tai-Chi class and a healthy cookery class. A planned “Walk on Wednesday” had to be postponed due to the rain, but there was no stopping the 1st Year Games Tournament. Fierce competition reigned between the three first year classes and it was the 1 Vivaldi class who was victorious.
There were delicious healthy foods on offer in the Dining Hall on Friday with special thanks to Super-Valu on Sundrive Road. Students dug in eagerly to healthy fruit and snacks and proved that you didn’t need a Crunchie for that Friday feeling.
The most public display of high intensity exercise took place in our front hall on Tuesday 21st March. Our Sky Academy Sport for Life Transition Year Students took on a 168km cycling challenge. Two exercise bikes were set up in the front hall and the students and a number of teachers took to the saddle to race to Loreto Clonmel (without having to leave the front hall. It was a huge success with the winning team triumphing in a time of 4hrs and 25mins.
The success of Health Promotion Week was due in large part to the organisation and energy of Ms. Dillon, Ms. Doyle, Ms. McDermot, Ms. Cunningham and Mr. Quinn.