School moves online for sports day fun

Event organiser and Killarney Community College PE teacher, Loretta Maher

VERY much in keeping with very changed times, Killarney Community College will this Friday host its first ever virtual sports day with students being encouraged to challenge themselves against their favourite teachers.

With students working remotely due to the current Covid-19 crisis, it was decided not to postpone this year’s sports day and a decision was taken instead host it online.

Students were informed about the event on social media and past, present and future students have been invited to get involved this Friday and interact with the event.

Activities lined up include tik-tok dances, gymnastics routines, fun runs, toilet roll keep-ups and sit ups. Some teachers will even dress up in fancy dress for their event to create a fun and competitive atmosphere.

House points are up for grabs with the winning home being crowned house champions for the year. Student are encouraged to upload their efforts to social media to try to beat their favourite teacher’s scores.

The organiser of the event, Killarney Community College PE teacher, Loretta Maher, said the annual sports day has always been one of the best of the best events of the year.

“Our virtual sports day allows students to continue the tradition but all from the safety of their own home. It also encourages our students to stay active as it’s easy to become bored and lazy during these tough times,” she said.

Principal Stella Loughnane praised her staff’s efforts.

“These unprecedented times have caused a lot of stress and anxiety for students as they try to learn from home. This event will, hopefully, bring a bit of fun back into the students’ lives and create positive interactions with their teachers in a very safe environment,” she said.

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