Friday 17 November 2017

Health living for Ardgillan students

HEALTHY Living Week has been completed at Ardgillan College in Balbriggan and rather than report on it ourselves, we turned the reporting duties over to the school's transition year journalism class who wrote what follows. Healthy Living week proved to be a very successful week within Ardgillan College again this year when it was held in the school recently. Students got active and healthy during the week and they could get involved in many of the different activities during the week. Most students took part in one or other than them, be it Breakfast Club, held in the Home Economics room daily, or one of the many different lunch time activities which included cardio vascular training, yoga, circuit training, strength and conditioning kick boxing and the very popular dance-off.

' The teachers and students put a huge amount of time and effort into the week to make it the success that it was', said Ms Michelle Dunne, one of the organisers. 'Everyone got involved and it was obvious that everyone was making a real effort to get fit and healthy. ' This is the third year that Ardgillan have had Healthy Living Week and year after year it gets busier which shows the success of it,' she added. One of the highlights of the week was the Teacher Cooking Challenge, held on the final day. Teachers had to put together a healthy meal with a set ingredient of duck, in the space of thirty minutes. There is no doubt that it was a challenge, but last year's winner Ms Doherty tasted all of the dishes and gave the title to Ms Murray. Students who participated in the events of the week were given the chance to win gym sessions. With so many brilliant Healthy Living Week participants there were many winners including Rebecca Moss, Kelly Sharpe, Lauren McGuinness, Nathan Kelly and Aaron Slye from first year and Shaun Whelan, Fionn Hand and Jac Mordaunt from second year as well as Craig O'Hara and Bernard Adebegmu from third year Congratulations to all in Ardgillan College for another successful event. Perhaps Ardgillan College are going to be healthiest and fittest school in the Fingal!

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