Last September Rose Cullen,the principal of Kiltale national school and our former treasurer Catherine McLernon a teachers assistant at the school set up an athletics programme at the school. The plan was for all the children to complete a marathon over a series of running sessions during the autumn and early winter.
Every pupil in the school from infants class right up to sixth completed the marathon and on Thursday 3rd February they were all honoured at a presentation following the final run out.
It was a joy to see the enthusiasm of the entire school as they set out to complete the final leg of their run for marathon glory. They were buzzing with anticipation at assembly. For many of them their first sports medal is the one they will most treasure. All the teaching staff came out to encourage and support their pupils and were full of praise for the initiative.
The parents association chairman, Johnny Gorman, Meath Athletics PRO, Ciaran Tobin, and school principal Rose Cullen paid tribute to the packed assembly of happy children on their great efforts. The parents association provided each young runner with a lovely certificate of achievement and medal. The school is now eager to send out its best team to the primary schools cross country in March. Well done and good luck to all.