PR & Communications Volunteer
Garryowen Community Development Project
On Wednesday 26th April IT Tralee hosted an event aimed at getting everyone, staff and students in IT Tralee together and moving- ‘Tri and Move ITT’.
It was a combination of 2 events, a 5km individual/family fun walk/jog and a fun team triathlon. The triathlon consisted of a 5km run followed by a 10km cycle and finishes with a 500m swim (20 lengths at the Tralee Sports Complex). The event was a great success-31 teams of three participated in the team triathlon and 60 people participated in the 5km individual/f
amily fun walk/jog. Thank you to all who participated in the event. See picture attached of the walkers/runners gathering at the starting line!
This event was one of a broad range of proactive student and staff focused health promotion activities under the LIVE ITT Project aimed at supporting, empowering and motivating all, in particular students, to make informed positive lifestyle choices that will support their wellbeing and enable them to flourish in third level. Learning and wellbeing are inextricably linked. When students are well, they can better engage with their learning and living experience, embrace and enjoy the full student experience both inside and outside the class room, and reach their full potential.
LIVE ITT, IT Tralee's newly named pilot health promotion project will build on the work already achieved through the sipITT project, which began in 2013, which focused on reducing the levels of dangerous drinking and the associated harms and promoting general student wellbeing. The project was launched officially last evening at the Tri and Move ITT event by Mr. Aidan O' Mahony, retired Kerry Senior footballer and recent winner of Dancing with the Stars. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.
We wish to thank in particular the LIVE ITT Working group for their work on the project to date-Jackie Ruttledge, Marguerita O'Neill, Caitriona Kelly, Joan Cleary, Chris O'Donoghue, Rosalynd Hayes and Lisa Dolan, and also the Institute's Executive for their commitment to the project. We are very much looking forward to building the project in the new academic year and collaborating further with others Institute wide and within the local community.
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