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Over 100 school children take part in annual REACH RCSI Sports Day

15 April 2011
110 boys and girls from St. Enda's Primary School, Whitefriar Street, Dublin and Presentation College, Warrenmount, Dublin took part in the Annual REACH RCSI Sports Day on Thursday, 14th April 2011. The event, hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), enables school children aged 8 to 10 years of age, to develop and brush up on their sports skills.

 

REACH RCSI SPORTS DAY
Pictured (l-r) are (front row) Megan Sherlock (10), Collins Melekwe (9) and Shauna Plunkett (10) from St. Enda's Primary School, Whitefriar Street, Dublin with (back row) RCSI student volunteers Attiya Talbot and Odai Sinokrat.

The annual REACH RCSI Sports Day which aims to raise awareness and promote life-long recreation and community health, was organised by REACH project manager Maria Kelly with 50 RCSI students and staff also on hand to help run the event. The action packed day of events includes, GAA drills from the RCSI GAA team, 5-A-Side soccer, egg and spoon races, an obstacle course and relay races.

REACH RCSI SPORTS DAY
Pictured is Erica Larkin from St. Enda's Primary School, Whitefriar Street, Dublin.

Dr. Terry McWade, Deputy CEO of RCSI and Chairman of the REACH RCSI programme said "This is a fantastic opportunity for the school children to develop their sports skills in a fun environment. Spending a day with RCSI volunteers including those who coach and participate in established RCSI sports teams can only encourage young people in our community to develop a greater interest in sport and health, which is one of the main objectives of the REACH programme."

REACH SPORTS DAY
Pictured (L-R) are Saoirse Oglesby (10), Eoin Bonass (10) and Kaylee Brown (8) From St. Enda's Primary School, Whitefriar Street, Dublin.

REACH RCSI is a recreational, education and community health outreach programme at RCSI. The programme is aimed at encouraging and facilitating third level participation and enhancing life chances for those traditionally underrepresented at third level, particularly those from the South Inner City.

REACH RCSI SPORTS DAY
Pictured is Lynda O'Lynn (9), from St. Enda's Primary School, Whitefriar Street, Dublin.

 

REACH RCSI SPORTS DAY
Pictured is Aimee Cloak (8) from St. Enda's Primary School, Whitefriar Street, Dublin.