Community Sports Day
Category : Post Primary
By Donnchadh O’Connell
On Thursday, we walked to the Community Garda Sports Day. When we arrived, we were greeted by two Guards on their friendly, cute police horses. We stood in front of the horses to get a picture. We were in groups with different schools. The other students were very nice and even knew a small bit of sign language. We were asked to line up in front of the Garda. While we were lined up, the Garda politely showed us his Garda badge. They were very kind and really tall.
Then we did some exercises to warm up. We did jumping jacks and windmills. Then, we proceeded to 12 different stations which were really fun. My favourite station was an obstacle course in which you need to jump over some hurdles, run in between some cones and run back to your teammates all while wielding a big rubber ring. Then, we sat down on the soft grass and ate our delicious lunches in peace. At the end of the event, the teachers played the game tug of war with the Gardai. Then, the Gardai politely handed out some Gardai Na Shiochana medals. After that, we were exhausted and walked back to school.