On 8th May two St. Kilian’s Primary School teams competed in the Irish Schools’ Climbing finals at Awesome Walls in Finglas.
Our 3rd/4th class team consisted of Clara-Caterina Mayer, Alex Collins, Alice Koloskova and Maxim Afonin. The 5th/6th class team members were Alannah McCoole, Johann Jahns, Cathy Mendelson and Alice Durrett.
Both teams had finished in the top three in the previous round in April and qualified for the final as a result. Each pupil did four climbs in total, three climbs were for points and the last climb was based on time.
Every pupil put maximum effort into each climb which showed in the results: our 3rd/4th class team finished in 2nd place, only narrowly missing out on 1st place by seconds on the speed wall. The 5th/6th class team finished in 3rd place. A special mention must go to Clara-Caterina who also finished in 2nd place in the individual competition – a fantastic achievement.
Congratulations to all the pupils who took part, you did St. Kilian’s proud.
Siobhan Collins, Head of PE Primary School