St. Clare’s School has been involved in Special Olympics since the 1980’s we have participated in various sporting events at both regional and national level. e.g. Floor Hockey, Bowling, Swimming, Gymnastics, Indoor games and of course Track and Field which we continue to take part in.
The programme for Track and Field involves training sessions that are done both on the school grounds and in Tim Smith’s Park in Lees Rd. The regional events take place in either May or June depending on which level (1, 2) the athletes are entered in. Athletes who are successful at regional level go on if selected to National level and from there after further selection to World Games.
It is a wonderful day out and the students benefit from both the physical and social aspects of the programme.
For more information on Special Olympics go to the website https://www.specialolympics.ie/