St Lau­rence’s hold golf day and raise Ac­tive Schools Flag

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

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.

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