Stabannon school win School Game contest

Scoil San Níoclás Stabannon has won the Louth county prize for School Game Playing Day 2011 by showing that its pupils had the most fun in the county playing board games.

Scoil San Níoclás Stabannon has won the Louth county prize for School Game Playing Day 2011 by showing that its pupils had the most fun in the county playing board games.

The school is a first-time winner and receives €200 towards its School Game Playing Day Fund, which will go towards Clontarf Central Remedial Clinic.

Now in its ninth year, School Game Playing Day is the initiative of toys and games company, Hasbro, who pledges a selection of six top Hasbro board games free for every school that participates. The day, which takes place on the last day of term in October, involves pupils bringing their favourite board games into school to play during class along with a donation for the school or local charity.

National Sales and Marketing Manager for Hasbro in Ireland, Anne Dermody said there was an exceptionally high standard of creative entries this year. It is clear from all the class work, entered into the county competitions that schools across the country have wholeheartedly embraced the concept of School Game Playing Day.

“It’s great to see that children are having such fun playing board games,” she said.