We encourage as many girls as possible to get involved in athletics in the school.
Training covers all the track events, shot putt, javelin, discuss and long jump.
Every year we take a large team to the stadium in Irishtown where the girls compete against a huge number of schools in the East Leinster Athletics championships. Traditionally we have performed competitively and well in many events. Every year we enter teams in the East Leinster cross-country championships and also do very well.
Cross-Country/Couch to 5k/Morning Mile
This is a new sport and initiative introduced in 2016. As a result of our St Raphaelas Mile in PE, we identified a number of talented Cross Country runners in the school. We now have a group of girls who train once a week and compete in East Leinster Cross Country Events. We believe these numbers will continue to grow over the year and beyond.
We also identified a number of girls who wanted to increase their fitness but were not at the level of our Cross Country runners. We now have a couch to 5k group consisting of staff and students who are completing the challenge.
On a Tuesday morning staff and students who are in school early can complete the Raphaela Mile. On completion they receive a ‘I Raphaela miled it!’ Stamp in their journal. At the end of the year they can count how many miles they have completed. This initiative is growing every week and will really help to improve our schools activity levels.
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