Pumped Video Awarded Second Place in Ireland

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Congratulations to the students: Alicia Coll, Ariea McDaid, Nicole Duddy and their teacher Ms. Annette Gildea and all who were involved in the Pumped Video. Following the stiff competition which enjoyed a very high standard Deele College emerged in second place and received high praise for their entry on the night.


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The “Pumped” school video competition is an annual competition open to secondary school students throughout Ireland. The competition is the initiative of Bayer Ireland, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Federation of Irish Sport.

The competition looks for students to get creative and allows them the opportunity to express their perspective of health and fitness by submitting a short video on one of three topics: 1) Smoking Stinks, 2) Weighty matters and 3) Active Teens, Healthy Hearts.

A group from Deele College, Alicia Coll, Ariea McDaid and Nicole Duddy have had their entry selected by a judging panel of top medical and lifestyle personalities shortlisted for the Awards ceremony in the Active Teens, Healthy Hearts category.

The Pumped Schools Video Awards event took place on Thursday 14th May in the Davenport Hotel in Dublin. The awards ceremony was attended by the six school finalists and representatives from the groups behind the initiative. Iwer Baeker, General Manager, Bayer Ireland, a representative of the Irish Heart Foundation, the Federation of Irish Sport and the guest speaker is Mary Mitchell O’ Connor TD.

The girls created a short showcase reel of the students taking part in activities such as boxing, spinning, circuits, horse-riding and walking. They describe how these activities provide so many benefits to health and fitness. The girls have really showcased their creative movie making skills and are well deserved of their place in the final.

Alicia Coll. Ariea McDaid, Nicole Duddy and their science teacher, Ms Annette Gildea, greatly enjoyed attending the ceremony on Thursday and are delighted with their success in reaching the final stage and coming second.