Fun Run, Sports Star Visits Árd Scoil na nDéise
6th April 2015
Students getting ready to set off on the fun run
On the morning of the 27th March there was a great buzz around the Árd Scoil as students waited to be left out of class to take part in our annual Fun Run. The Fun Run is an opportunity for students to get dressed up as creatively as they can, to raise funds and to be in with a chance to win some wonderful prizes. The proceeds of this year’s run are going towards a new computer room in the junior building of Árd Scoil na nDéise. We would like to wish a huge thank you to all the students who did such a wonderful job in raising funds this year.
Second years taking a well deserved rest after their run
Sports Star Visits Árd Scoil na nDéise
Niamh Briggs pictured with the Ard Scoil's sporting students and teachers
On Friday 27th March, we were honoured to have Niamh Briggs the Captain of the Ireland women’s rugby squad come to visit us. She brought the RBS 6 Nations cup along with her. Ms. Rochford introduced her and we were amazed to hear that she only started her rugby career at the age of 21. She has achieved so much success over such a short period of time.
She spoke to us about ‘girl power’ and as a student in an all girl’s school I felt inspired by my idol. She explained to us the commitment involved in playing for Ireland. Training starts at 6:30am four mornings a week with running and skills sessions in the evening. She has to fit work into her busy schedule as well. Niamh took a ‘selfie’ with the whole school and passed around the cup for us all to hold. It was an enjoyable and inspiring experience.
Orla Hickey, 6th Year
Kate McGrath making a presentation to Niamh on behalf of the Ard Scoil