Spirited run by the studentsand staff
THE ANNUAL CBS PRIMARY SCHOOL FUN RUN
STUDENTS and teachers really got into the spirit of the CBS Fun Run with ghouls, goblins and witches joining in last Friday’s fun.
The fact that all the children dress in fancy dress makes it a great spectacle. The staff get into the spirit also by dressing up. School Principal Jos Furlong said the children love to see their teachers dressed up ‘and we enjoy it ourselves also’.
‘We had staff members dressed as a pirate, the Pope, a Native American Indian, a clown, a surgeon and jellyfish.’ Within the ranks of the youngsters there were clowns and rabbits and in a nod to reality, a youngster dressed as a sign warning of road works ahead and with those in more traditional costume. When the CBS Fun Run started in 1988 the pupils ran 10 laps of the school field.
There have been many changes over the years, but it’s still going strong and in fact its bigger and better every time it comes around.
As is the case every year, the children from 2nd to 6th class run a traditional route around the streets near the school. The younger children and their parents also participate in a Fun Walk around Talbot Green, just across from the school. The children have collected €4,600 so far this year and are well on the way to the €5,000 target.
There were prizes for the best dressed classes and this year’s winners were: 1st – Junior Infants, Mary Coady’s class, 2nd – 5th Class, Br Éamonn Kinsella, 3rd – 6th Class, Bobby Cummings and 4th – Senior infants, Róisín Shannon.
Ailish Quirke’s first class.
The fifth class boys.
Erin Cleary’s third and fourth class.
Róisín Shannon’s junior infants class.