My name is Leah Rossiter, I am a Transition Year student in Coláiste An Átha. Well Being Week was held in our school from the 30th of April to the 5th of May. On Monday at lunchtime in school the Púc Fáda competition was held this competition consisted of a Junior and senior competition, it was organised by myself Amy Lawless and Marie Sutton. The winner of the junior competition was Nathan Browne and the winner of the senior competition was Shane Cahill.

On Tuesday there was a ‘lap it up’ at lunch, this was for the first years they had to try run as much laps as they could, every time they passed the starting point they got a tick on their sheet. Sarah Walsh, Nathan Dickson, Jason O Toole and Ned Vitkus who are four TY students cycled a tremendous journey of a massive 52km in support of cycle against suicide. Our 5th year students and members of staff also took part in a lunchtime basketball match as part of Wellbeing Week. On Wednesday our under 14 hurling team played in the final in which they managed to take the title. On Thursday our athletes travelled to Waterford in which we managed to come out of the competition with a gold and bronze medal from Blanaid Fogarty and a bronze medal from John O Toole. Dancing with Declan took place at lunch in which a lot of people turned up for the excellent dance lessons. Our teachers and 5th year students also took park in a badminton competition which brought great fun to everyone. On Friday the lap it up competition was held again in which the 1st years brought great determination to run as much laps as they could.

Each day at lunchtime there was healthy snacks who were made by Ms Redmond and her Home Economics students, some examples of snacks they handed out was yoghurt with granola and fruit, popcorn and smoothies. There was also guest speakers in our school giving us talks some of the speakers who we were honoured to have talking to us was Mary Hickey who ran a lap of the map this year, Dermot Rafter who is a behaviour specialist, ‘Bodhi’ Health Wellness and Nutrition clinic and David Clarke who gave us a excellent talk about LGBT. Overall this week was enjoyed by everyone and brought great fun through exercise and activities to our school remember “your body hears everything your mind say’s stay positive”.

Category: Sport , Transition Year