The annual “Energise Week” took place in Presentation Secondary School Kilkenny from September 24–28.
This is a week devoted to encouraging physical activity and healthy living among the students. Each year the week is themed; this year’s theme was ‘dare to dream’.
Students were encouraged to overcome obstacles in their lives and work at achieving their dreams.
Throughout the week, students were exposed to a programme encompassing a variety of activities including dance, martial arts, yoga, pilates, aqua aerobics, tag rugby and healthy eating workshops. Various speakers were invited in to address each of the year groups.
The first years attended a talk on the Paralympics presented by Catriona Corr (sports inclusion disability officer). They looked at a number of the athletes on the Paralympics team, their disabilities and the events they took part in.
The fifth year talk, by Irene Hennebry (Fit for Life), focused on a number of different ways to be physically active, and the sixth years had an inspiring talk from Kilkenny under-21 manager Richie Mulrooney on motivation.
Energise Week came to a close on Friday, but not without the much anticipated ‘mystery tour’. All third years set off in the early morning not knowing where they were going.
The buses eventually came to a stop at Ardmore beach in County Waterford, where the students spent the day swimming, playing games and cooking up a barbeque. It was the perfect ending to an action packed week.
Presentation Kilkenny would like to sincerely thank Kilkenny Recreation and Sport Partnership, an Garda Síochána, Irene Hennebry, Richie Mulrooney, Kilkenny RFC, Dancewise and the World Taekwondo Association for all their help in making this a thoroughly enjoyable week for all our students.