Wednesday, 9th May 2012
Transition year students throughout Waterford are being challenged to ‘take on the teachers’ as part of a new annual multi-sport challenge taking place during May in aid of humanitarian agency, GOAL.
Launched nationwide the ‘GOAL Sports Challenge’ provides all school-goers - from junior infants right up to Leaving Certificate level – with the opportunity to compete against each other in a wide range of popular sports and games. Teachers young and old are also being encouraged to participate by either taking part in as many events as they can, or by arranging and supervising games for some of the younger children.
"We expect the ‘students versus the teachers’ event, in something like rugby, soccer, Gaelic football or hurling to capture the imagination of most schools, but we have proposed a number of other games, such as skipping, hula hoop rolling, long puck and long kick events, GOAL Miles and relays that will suit boys and girls of all ages and fitness levels," explained GOAL’s Development Education Officer, Maeve Seery. "We have also suggested Friday, May 11th as a day to hold the ‘GOAL Sports Challenge’, but it may be easier for schools to run the event at another time, whether it is during a sports day, a lunch break, or even a PE class."
Participating children and teachers are being encouraged to donate whatever they can afford towards GOAL.
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