Children display their sporting prowess
The children in Castledockrell National School are a very active bunch and that fact was highlighted during their recent sports day.
The event was one of a programme of activities taking place in the school after it decided to dedicate June as 'active month'.
A spokesperson told this newspaper that everyone in the school is 'very proud' of its active flag status.
'The highlight of our active month is sports day,' she said.
'The weather wasn't as favourable as we hoped but it was still a great day,' she added.
A wide range of activities took place on the day, including relay races, water races, rounders, an obstacle course, bouncy castle, space hopper races, spun-and-spoon races, three legged races, sack racing, high jump and hockey matches.
'We even had a parents' race,' said the spokesperson.
'It was a sports for all day and the focus was on being a team player and having fun,' she added.
In the wake of that success the school is now looking forward to its end of year graduation mass which will be celebrated on Friday, June 21, in the school.
One of the most eagerly anticipated events on the school's annual calendar it is sure to be an exciting and fun day for all concerned.
The graduation mass will be followed by the raising of the school's seventh green flag which will be hoisted by the Green School committee.
Having green flag status is a testament to the school's ongoing commitment to pursuing environmentally friendly initiatives.
'We will also have our teddy bear picnic on the day from 10 a.m. to midday,' said the spokesperson.
'That's an opportunity for people of all ages from the community to come in and see the school and meet the staff.'