On Wednesday the 16th of May South Dublin Comahirle na nÓg held an event called “Run4Fun”. Comhairlí na nÓg are local youth councils who give a voice to 12-18-year-olds while tackling issues affecting young people. There are a total of 31 all around Ireland in each county council constituency. This year the Comhairle’s topic/issue they wish to tackle is “Health and Wellbeing”. Students from all around South Dublin including HFCS at the AGM divided the topic into four main areas; social, mental, physical and spiritual health.
Each school in South Dublin were asked to nominate 6 students to represent their school at the “Run4Fun” which took place in Tallaght Stadium. The event was opened by Luca Crone (chairperson of the committee and TY student from HFCS) followed by Olympic medallist Kenneth Egan. Mayor Gogarty and Minister Catherine Zappone (Minister for Child and Youth Affairs) also showed their support by attending.
The students completed a 4k Fun Run around Sean Walsh Park. The aim of the event was to educate young people on how to look after their Health and Wellbeing and of course to have fun and get involved in the Comhairle.
After the run there were stalls set up by organisations to promote Health and Wellbeing and give students appropriate platforms to contact if in need of support. They then had a presentation from the Chairperson and Secretary of the Comhairle committee about the Comhairle’s work and a talk on Kenneth Egans own experience.
Holy Family Community School’s representatives on the committee are Luca Crone, Transition Year (Chairperson & school champion/communicator) and Divine Osaghae, Second Year.
The picture below shows those who participated in the event from HFCS:
(Back L-R): Divine Osaghae (2nd) and Luca Crone (Transition Year and Chairperson)
(Front L-R): Kelsey Boggins (5th), Heather Callaghan (2nd) and Clodagh Reilly (5th)
Missing from the photo: Harry Strumble (1st) and Darragh Brady (1st)