As part of our Shared Education initiative Year 9 students from St Ciaran’s College and Fivemiletown College joined together for an exciting Multi-Sports Day on Tuesday 9th April. The venue was the fabulous Peace Link in Clones, County Monaghan, which had kindly been made available to us through the Peace Building Through Sport programme.
The day was filled with glorious sunshine and a variety of fun activities. The participants were split into four teams (Red, Yellow, Blue and Green), with a mixture of students from both schools in each. All teams competed against each other in Athletics (60m, 400m, Long Jump, Shot Putt), Rounders and Sit-Down Volleyball. It was brilliant to see all students having a go at the different activities and genuine friendships seemed to develop across the day as members of both schools played with, and competed against, each other.
The Blue and Green team had tied, their head-to-head record had to be taken into account, with the Blue team emerging victorious by the narrowest of margins. Blue Team representatives from both schools were presented with the Challenge Cup.
Special thanks needs to be extended to all staff involved from both Fivemiletown College and St Ciaran’s without whom the day wouldn’t have been possible, as well as to Eimear Nulty, in charge of the Peace Building Through Sport programme at the Peace Link, and to all other Peace Link support staff.