Clonmore N.S. is celebrating after being chosen as a regional winner of the Lidl Fit Factor, a fun competition designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity, developed in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation.
Clonmore N.S. now joins four other primary schools from across the Republic of Ireland to go head to head and compete for the top prize of €5,000 worth of sports equipment vouchers and the honour of being crowned ‘Lidl Fit Factor Champions’. But they need your help!
All you have to do to help Clonmore N.S. in their quest is log onto www.fitfactor.ie and follow the link to register your vote. Voting opened on Monday 23rd of April and finishes at Friday 18th of May at 5pm.
The overall winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:
40% on the number of votes received
60% on the decision of the independent judging panel, consisting of high calibre personalities 2FM DJ Hector O hEochagain, Kevin McLaughlin, Ireland and Leinster Rugby, Eoin Kelly from the Tipperary hurling team and representatives’ of both the Irish Heart Foundation and Lidl Ireland.
Fantastic runners up prizes are also at stake with 2nd place receiving €3,000; and 3rd place €2,000 worth of sports equipment vouchers.
Over 20,000 3rd and 4th class pupils took part in the Lidl Fit Factor, which was designed to help teach aspects of the SPHE curriculum in a fun and enjoyable manner. Already Clonmore N.S. has won a bonus of €500 worth of sports equipment vouchers and €500 of Lidl vouchers just by being chosen as a regional winner.
Aoife Clarke, Lidl Ireland, said: “Clonmore N.S. now has a fantastic opportunity to clinch one of the top prizes, but they need the local community to get behind them and vote for the class on www.fitfactor.ie, so get voting!”
Maureen Mulvihill, Irish Heart Foundation, said: “Congratulations to Clonmore N.S. and all the other finalists in the Lidl Fit Factor. Many lifelong habits are formed during a child’s early years therefore communicating positive healthy lifestyle messages such as a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables and encouraging physical activity, will help children adopt a positive outlook to food and exercise. These crucial life lessons will lead to a healthier lifestyle in adulthood and hopefully reduce their future risk of heart problems by a significant amount.