Spir­ited run by the stu­dentsand staff


Wexford People - - PICTURES - By DAVID TUCKER

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.

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