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Winners' Local Town Newsletter, Cobh

The 8th March 2017 will live long in the memory for one group of 5th year students from Colaiste Muire Cobh. They travelled to Dublin on Wednesday for the annual PeXpo, a competition which examines the science behind sport on a par with the Young Scientist. Their project entitled ‘MEMO’ (Move Early Move Often) focused on raising awareness on the importance of fundamental movement skills among primary school students and teachers. They involved students from four local primary school and organised a workshop for them which focused on assessing and developing these often overlooked skills. In addition, they created resources for primary school teachers including a website and a booklet which both include the key points, fun activities and videos for each skill. On Wednesday, the project captured the attention of all the expert judges and scooped an incredible three awards, including the peer judged award and winner of the ICT and sports photography category. The highlight of a very successful day was most definitely when they were announced as the overall best senior project out of almost one hundred entries from students all across Ireland. This is an incredible achievement for a group that have a very bright future in front of them. Well done to all.

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