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Which is Ireland's fittest school?

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Holy Cross Mercy School, Killarney, Kerry


We at Holy Cross Mercy School Killarney are an urban school with over 400 pupils. We love to be active and encourage all our pupils and staff to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. We are a Health Promoting School and we were the first school in Co.Kerry to be awarded the Active Flag.

We have great association with many local sport partnerships who regularly contribute to our school programme. These include the Sporting Chance Programme of the National Learning Network in Tralee and local sport clubs and businesses in the community. During lockdown we recognised the importance to continue to encourage our pupils to remain positive and active given the difficult circumstances. School Fitness Ireland’s videos were a fantastic resource to enable us to achieve this. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the activities and gave phenomenal feedback.

‘For a Healthy Mind, and a Healthy Heart, Holy Cross Mercy is the Place to Start.’

St. John's Senior School, Kilkenny


St. John’s Senior School is a co-educational school located in Kilkenny city. Our school caters for boys and girls from 3rd – 6th class. We offer an extensive physical education programme, along with fielding sports teams for and competing competitively in camogie, football and soccer competitions. In recent years, rugby and cycling have become very popular also! We are extremely proud to have several past pupils playing with Kilkenny hurling teams, at both minor and senior levels.

Each year, we work tirelessly to develop the physical education that we provide and invite parents and outside agencies to support this, providing: dance lessons, soccer skills and talks from members of local sports clubs. The highlight of our sporting calendar is our Active Week each year. During Active Week, the children enjoy a fun-filled week of sporting activities.

We are so proud of our achievements to date, but it would be a dream come true to be selected as Ireland’s Fittest School!

Ballaghlea NS, Galway


Ballaghlea N.S. is located in Co. Galway. The 123 pupils in the school are taught a broad and balanced P.E. Curriculum. We promote the participation in all sports including team and individual sports. Sporting achievements are celebrated and commended during school assembly and on our school website.

Both the boys and girls teams have been successful in County GAA finals. We were crowned the All Ireland ‘Fit Factor ‘winners in 2012. We are an active school and were successfully awarded the Active School Flag in 2018. Active School Week takes place annually in Ballaghlea N.S. with a wide range of sporting activities taking place including an action packed Sports Day. Please check out the Active School Flag section on our school website. Our school thoroughly enjoyed watching the School Fitness videos while undertaking all the exercises from home.

Please vote for Ballaghlea N.S. as our school would love to purchase additional equipment for all class bubbles along with new equipment for P.E.

Knockanes NS, Kerry

Knockanes National School is a three teacher mixed school with 59 pupils. We are located outside of Killarney town in the Parish of Glenflesk. We have a strong tradition of sport in our school and we actively encourage our pupils to participate in school and outside of school in various activities. We have exposed our pupils to golf, gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, rugby, football, soccer, basketball, cycling and much more over the years.
We have competed in various competitions and have been very successful which has been such a great boost for our school. We thoroughly enjoyed participating in The School Fitness Ireland Competition this year and it was a fantastic way for our pupils to continue to be active and be given the opportunity to enjoy new activities such a yoga, boxercise and specialised dance. It really enhanced our distance learning online and we had such an amazing participation from our pupils.
We look forward to the public vote and we hope that our school community will get behind us.

Liscarrol NS, Cork

Liscarroll National School provides a child centred education that nurtures each individual child’s strengths. Our motto is ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’. Our aim is to give children roots to grow and wings to fly. Our school family loves engaging in fun activities throughout the school year!
This includes swimming, football and hurling. Some of our kids go on horse riding lessons and get to learn new skills while having lots of fun. In the last year we have started Gymnastics with School Fitness Ireland and we can safely say the children (and staff!) enjoyed it a lot!!
Please vote for our school!

Dromore NS, Cork

Dromore NS is a rural school located in West Cork. Our school motto is “Work Hard. Be Kind”. 

The pupils of Dromore NS love participating in sports such as Gaelic football, soccer, swimming , basketball and gymnastics. Dromore NS promotes the physical and mental well being of our pupils through creative PE lessons and external coaching visits.

This prize would mean a lot to the pupils of Dromore NS. Please vote for us! 

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