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Parents and staff from Faughart CNS setting off for the 11k trek from Blackrock, joined by pupil Roisin McArdle (front) whose mum was taking part

Parents and staff from Faughart CNS setting off for the 11k trek from Blackrock, joined by pupil Roisin McArdle (front) whose mum was taking part

Saoirse McDermott and Violet Butler taking part in the Faughart CNS Active week

Saoirse McDermott and Violet Butler taking part in the Faughart CNS Active week

Enjoying the Faughart Active Week trek from Blackrock to the school

Enjoying the Faughart Active Week trek from Blackrock to the school

Huge cheers for the runners as they arrived at Faughart CNS

Huge cheers for the runners as they arrived at Faughart CNS

Faughart CNS pupils who were prize winners and highly commended for handwriting and lego at the Dundalk Show

Faughart CNS pupils who were prize winners and highly commended for handwriting and lego at the Dundalk Show

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Parents and staff from Faughart CNS setting off for the 11k trek from Blackrock, joined by pupil Roisin McArdle (front) whose mum was taking part

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It was a very active end of school year for the Faughart CNS community as parents and staff led a fun run from Blackrock to the school last week.

The ‘Active Week’ in Faughart CNS saw pupils from each class participate in different activities every day, culminating in the sports day event.

To promote Active Week, and in solidarity with the children, Vice Principal Ms Saoirse McDermott joined with parents Edel McArdle, Anthony O'dEa, Nicolás Puyané, Eleanor Clarke and Damien Wall in a "Fun Run" from Main Street Blackrock to Faughart CNS.

The group set off very early from Blackrock and managed to reach Faughart CNS in record time, by 8am. They were delighted to be cheered along the way by pupils and their families.

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Principa; Jacqui McCusker, along with pupils and their families, gave them a huge cheer as they arrived at the school to congratulate them on completing the trek.

Karen Cotter, who is National Coordinator for the Active Schools initiative contacted Faughart CNS after seeing a tweet about the run and is planning to present t-shirts to all those who took part.

Pupils from Faughart CNS also took part in the Dundalk Show, and were praised for their success in the handwriting competition.

The winners were as follows: 5th Class Handwriting Very Highly Commended - Lucia McArdle, 5th Class Handwriting 2nd Place - Terry Grier, 4th Class Handwriting 3rd Place - Aaron McCusker, 5th Class Handwriting 3rd Place - Cian Halpin, 3rd class Handwriting 1st Place - Anna Lennon, 3rd class Handwriting Very highly commended - Róisin McArdle, and 1st class Lego creation with no instructions 1st prize - Ed Keegan.


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