Tánaiste and Dublin West Labour TD Joan Burton congratulated Sacred Heart School, Huntstown, and other Dublin 15 schools who took part today in ‘Dublin’s Fittest School’ competition in IT Blanchardstown.
The competition saw fifth and sixth class pupils from the area showcase their athletic talent, putting their abilities to the test by competing each other in various fitness tasks.
The AIB-sponsored event was organized by 4th year students in Sports Management and Coaching in IT Blanchardstown, and is in its second year running.
The Tánaiste spoke at the closing ceremony and handed out plaques to the winning schools. First prize went to Sacred Heart School, Huntstown, while Tyrellstown National School came a close second.
Addressing the pupils, she said: “I want to congratulate each of the schools taking part. Every corner of Dublin 15 is represented.
“It’s an excellent initiative. I know it was a great success last year, and you should be congratulated for repeating that success again in 2015
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for pupils from schools right across Dublin 15 to show their athletic talents, and to put those talents to the test against other schools.
“There are so many benefits when you do any physical activity of some intensity, whether it’s walking, running, or team sports.
“We in Government have put in place a new National Physical Activity Plan. It seeks to increase physical activity levels, to help people move away from unhealthy lifestyle habit