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  • Northside East

Raheny pupils welcome Finnish  

Sunday, 17th November, 2019 9:00am
Raheny pupils welcome Finnish  

Don Wycherley (left) and some of the Scoil Assaim pupils with members of the Finnish delegation.

Raheny pupils welcome Finnish  

Don Wycherley (left) and some of the Scoil Assaim pupils with members of the Finnish delegation.

PUPILS at Scoil Assaim in Raheny did their school proud recently when they welcomed visitors from Finland.

The Finnish delegation travelled to the Northside of Dublin to see first-hand the school’s efforts in promoting physical activity.

The delegation included school Principals and PE policymakers with an interest in the Active Schools Flag (ASF).

The Finnish 'On The Move' co-ordinators wanted to see how schools in Ireland were responding to the ASF programme. Scoil Assaim was one of three schools chosen as an exemplary school.

During their visit, the delegates were shown the Active Walkway designed and created by the boys; they also observed a whole school activity and exercise session in the yard which was great fun! The visitors had many questions for the boys on attitudes to exercise and healthy living in general; they were delighted with the boys' enthusiasm for the activities and their eagerness to engage with them.

The Finnish visitors, who received a warm TERVETULOA (welcome!) lamented the over-use of mobile phones in their own country and were delighted to see the boys running around and playing actively at break time.

Don Wycherley, Finnish Visit Co-ordinator and Scoil Assaim staff member, said it was agreat learning experience for the boys who became the school's ambassadors for the day.

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