CBS Primary School Welcomes Olympic Swimmer During Busy Week

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IT’S been a very busy week at CBS Primary School as they celebrated receiving their Health Promoting Schools flag and welcomed an Irish Olympian.

On Wednesday, the celebrations began with a rooftop exercise class lead by teacher (and Irish Rugby captain) Ciara Griffin. The Health Promoting Committee collected the fruit and made up fruit baskets for each class.

There was yoga, a dance party, a picnic in the fairy garden and George Bastible from RINKA Tralee came around and did a session with some of the classes.

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CBS Primary receives the Health Promoting Flag on Wednesday morning.

On Friday, the active theme continued when Fiona Doyle, an Irish Olympic swimmer visited as part of the Dare to Believe Programme which was launched in February to inspire and motivate young people to live a healthier lifestyle.

Fiona spoke about losing out on a place on the Irish Swimming Teamfor the London Olympics by half a second and how she persevered and overcame that disapppointment by working harder and eventually making the team for the Olympics in Russia in 2016.

Irish Olympian Fiona Doyle with Aisling O’Connell and teacher Catherine Sharpe at CBS Primary on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fiona also met Aisling O’Connell whose uncle, Brendan O’Connell, won a gold medal for swimming in the Special Olympics. Aisling is a keen swimmer and came 3rd in Ireland in the Community Games recently. Scroll down for photos…

Irish Olympian Fiona Doyle giving a talk to Mr O’Connor’s fifth class pupils at CBS Primary on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

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