HEART HEALTH – AVIVA SCHOOL MILE CHALLENGE
Posted on 22nd February 2016 | News
Just before half term, pupils in St Mary’s themed their ‘Health Education’ with ‘Heart health’ and took part in the ‘AVIVA School Mile Challenge’. All pupils in Key Stage 3 participated in the ‘Mile Challenge’ in February which raised pupils’ awareness of the benefits of exercise to their heart health and indeed overall lifestyle. Miss Donnelly (Health Co-ordinator) remarked that ‘she was absolutely overwhelmed by the participation and true spirit in which pupils engaged in the event’. The costumes in which the Key Stage 3 pupils dressed up in for the fun run were extremely colourful and imaginative and everyone took part running at their full potential’. She congratulated the 69 boys and girls who ran under the 7 min/ mile pace and 8min/ mile pace respectively.
New school records were set this year, with the boys’ record being broken on three occasions before Frank Duffin in Year 9A sprinted away with the title in a time of 5.35 mins. A very noteworthy performance, however, was made by Conor Fowley 10D who also ran the mile under an incredible 6 minutes. Again in the girls’ event, Emma Dace 10B was the first girl in school to run the mile under 7 mins before Mary McKee 8B set a new girls’ record at 6.45 mins. A fantastic effort was made by all our Key Stage 3 students who participated with great enthusiasm and went the ‘extra mile’ to improve their health!