St Laurence’s hold golf day and raise Active Schools Flag
ST Laurence’s National School held their annual fundraising dinner dance and golf classic last Friday at Delgany Golf Club.
This is the school’s sole fundraising event, with proceeds allowing each child to benefit from having a dedicated sports coach.
The sports coach also provides extra curric- ular activities, including football, hockey and basketball.
The children have benefited greatly form being able to participate in these activities at school.
Organisers said that the wider community and friends and parents of St Laurence’s have always given huge support to the event.
The evening event included a meal and a raffle with a host of fantastic prizes.
The business and school community supported the initiative by donating prizes and sponsoring tees.
While the adults got their chance to tee off in the afternoon, the children played their own rounds of golf in the morning at the club. They also raised their ‘active flag’ at the school. There are more than 600 pupils at St Laurence’s, Kindlestown, and they all take great pride in the achievement.
This is thanks in no small part to the inclusion of a sports coach at the school. In the programme, an ‘active school’ is one that strives to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
In order to achieve the Active School Flag schools must evaluate and improve their PE and physical activity.
The fifth class team of Ewan Brady, Cathal McCarthy, Ben O’Brien and Patricks Cavanagh.
The girls team of Sophie Madden, Ava Burke, Aine Reid and Jude Kelliher.