- Gort Community School, Co. Galway, is the overall winner of ‘Ireland’s Most Improved School’ in the Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge and was also named ‘Ireland’s Most Improved Mixed School’ in an awards ceremony held in Dublin on Monday 11th February 2019.
- Now in its eighth year, over 200,000 students have participated in the Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge making it the largest national multi-year surveillance study on the fitness of secondary school children in Ireland.
- Irish Life Health Schools’ Fitness Challenge focuses on preventive and proactive healthcare. It shows that small steps through a six-week fitness programme can make real, impactful changes through increasing fitness levels by an average of 10%.
The schools which improved their average fitness levels the most were announced in February at an award ceremony at Croke Park, attended by Irish Life Health ambassadors: Thomas Barr, Mary-Kate Slattery, Prof. Niall Moyna and Dr. Sarah Kelly.
You can see the full 2019 results here: https://www.irishlifehealth.ie/fitnesschallenge/results