Sonia O’ Sullivan raises the Active flag at the Burrow School.
On Monday 15th of April the Burrow School Community took great delight in having Sonia O’ Sullivan raise their Active School Flag. Ms Eileen Geaney, the School Principal, along with the staff, were delighted that Sonia O’Sullivan, Pat Hickey (President of the Olympic Council of Ireland), Cian O’Callaghan (Lord Mayor of Fingal)and Rev Kevin Brew (The School Chairman)accepted the invitation to attend the Ceremony. The event marked the school’s achievements in promoting physical activity and sport in the school. The day gave pupils a chance to showcase some of their work and talents to representatives of local clubs who have helped them to promote physical activity in the last couple of years, to the sports development officers in Fingal Local Sports Partnership and some parents. The students had the opportunity to ask Sonia O’ Sullivan some very important questions about how they could become as fast as her and how much training she had to do before the big races and what part diet played in her routine.
Sports co-ordinator and teacher in the school, Ciara Blennerhassett said “We’re delighted to have had the chance to meet Sonia O’ Sullivan and to have had the opportunity to show her some of our work in the area of physical activity over the last year. The children were so excited to meet one of their sporting heroes. I would like to thank all of the parents and local clubs who have supported us through the Active Flag process and I would like to especially thank all the sports development officers in Fingal Local Sports Partnership for all their assistance over the last few years. We’re extremely proud to have our active flag flying outside the school.”
The Burrow School is delighted to have had shared this great celebration and it is a great way to kick off their 2013 active week. The pupils are looking forward to a wide range of activities such as Athletics, Dance, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, Soccer, Cricket, Softball and G.A.A to name but a few. Ms. Geaney is particularly proud of the co-operation and flexibility shown by the school staff to facilitate these activities and their collective hard work in the sporting activities of the school. The Burrow school is committed to the promotion of physical activity in their school and look forward to working with many different clubs and sporting organisation in the future.