Four Galway schools take part in children’s fitness initiative

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Pupils at Killeen NS, Ballyshrule, Portumna, taking part in the initiative

Four Galway primary schools have taken part in Fit Squad – the popular children’s fitness initiative, aimed at educating pupils about fitness and healthy eating.

Scoil Chroí Naofa in Athenry, Mercy Primary School in Galway City, St Ita’s National School in Loughrea, and Killeen NS in Portumna participated in the initiative, with pupils hearing that exercise and eating well should start at a young age.

Pupils at Mercy Primary School, Saint Frances Street Galway
Scoil Chroí Naofa, Athenry

Delivered by Irish fitness expert Sarah Ryan and supported by Fyffes, the visits saw over 540 pupils participate in the active workout.

St Ita’s NS, Loughrea

It included advice on healthy eating, demonstrations of exercises young people should do and tips on how to use leisure time to stay physically fit.

Continuing until next March, following a two-year break during Covid, it is expected that some 7,500 pupils nationwide will participate in the interactive fitness sessions, adding to the over-20,000 pupils who have taken part in it since it was first launched in 2018.

Schools interested in receiving a similar visit can find details online at