SCHOOLS:

GALLERY: Borris-in-Ossory schoolkids in Laois step it out

Lynda Kiernan

Reporter:

Lynda Kiernan

A big crowd has surged through the town of Borris-in-Ossory in Laois every morning last week, of children walking to school with their teachers and parents.

St Joseph's NS Green Schools committee was holding its Park 'n' Stride project, as part of the Green Schools Ireland Big Travel Challenge 2019.

Parents parked at the former Leix County hotel and their children walked to school every day for ten days, with numbers counted and submitted in hopes of winning cash prizes for green schools initiatives.
On the launch day a big crowd of 44 kids were joined by the local gardai, past pupils and Laois hurlers.

The project ran until Friday March 1 when lucky walkers won a draw for a signed Laois jersey donated by Neil Foyle and Matthew Whelan, and a EQ Sports training top donated by Emmet Quinlan from EQ Strength & Conditioning, as well as a family pass to Roscrea Leisure Centre Swimming pool, sponsored by the Parents association.

Principal is Kevin Horgan.
“On behalf of all staff and parents association I would like to thank everyone for their support. We are now on our 7th green flag,” he said.