In keeping with its theme of all things 100 for this important year in the history of Errigal College, Deputy Principal Mr. Ciaran Rodgers laid down the gauntlet to the students of Errigal College to answer the call.
The challenge was that one hundred students would be willing to commit three lunchtimes per week for a durations of six weeks to an intense fitness challenge.
Errigal College places personal and holistic development high on its agenda in relation to its students and this challenge is an extension of what Errigal College believes in relation to the health and wellbeing of its students.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday the College gym is now jam packed with over a hundred students and eleven staff members sweating it out for a gruelling 25 minute nonstop workout focussing on a different body part every day.
The challenge is the famous T25 challenge from Beachbody and it does what it says on the box i.e. nonstop workouts for twenty five minutes. For those who make through the challenge, it doesn’t stop there as the programme gets tougher.
After the initial six week stage students who fulfil the challenge of making it to all the workouts will be given the opportunity of stepping it up to the next level, which will be tougher again involving a commitment to a healthy eating plan during the next six weeks.
The response to this challenge has been phenomenal with 110 students committing to improving their physical fitness.
The PE, Science, S.P.H.E. And Home Economics Departments worked closely with The Healthy Schools Committee and the Extra Curricular Committee regarding the challenge to make it an inclusive and cross curricular project.
Deputy Principal Mr. Rodgers stated that it is Errigal College’s core belief that we challenge our students in ways that will help them develop and improve regarding confidence, self-esteem, personal and social development while building a strong ethos of health and fitness in their own lives.