Meath schools are being encouraged to register for TriHeroes, a schools triathlon programme of swimming, cycling and running that will inspire, motivate and challenge children to participate.
The TriHeroes programme, delivered by Triathlon Ireland and supported by Barilla, a family owned Italian food company and advocate for a healthy lifestyle, helps teachers introduce triathlon activities in a safe and positive environment.
The benefits of sport cannot be understated and recent Sport Ireland research has shown that students who play sport achieve, on average, higher points in the Leaving Cert than those that do not.
It also highlighted that swimming, cycling and running are the most likely sports to be continued into adult life.
Delivered by Triathlon Ireland’s development team, the programme is typically run over six 90-minute training sessions with students taking part in a mini triathlon at the end of the programme giving students a taste of this hugely popular sport and exposing them to three sports that could see them excel in the Leaving Cert and later life.
With the support of Barilla, the TriHeroes programme, launched in 2016, has helped hundreds of children and young teenagers gain confidence in swimming, cycling and running and has brought youth participation in triathlon to new heights.
Primary and secondary schools can find out more about the TriHeroes programme at www.triathlonireland.com and register their interest at email@example.com.