The pupils of St Conleth and Mary’s Infant school are a happy bunch and to prove it last Thursday they joined in their own ‘fantastic’ version of Pharrell’s Happy Song at 9.15am before school began.
The song was incorporated by the teachers into active week, which accumlated with the school’s sports day last Friday.
“It was part of the keep fit message which is to get the kids out in the fresh air and keep fit,” said spectator Sandra Donoghue who minds two children attending the school in senior infants and first class.
The song was performed outside in the school yard before for all the parents, grandparents, guardians and minders dropping the pupils off to school.
“It is absolutely fantastic,” she added.
“It was organised outside the front of the school and the pupils and teachers all do the moves. It really is so lovely to watch.”
The children also engaged in various sporting activities such as athletics, Irish dancing, aerobics, soccer, cycling, football. The captain of the Kildare football, Eamon O Callaghan and Kildare Ladies player and past pupil Roisin Byrne presented the first class champions with their cup and medals. The Happy song is popular because of its simple message to clap and laugh along if you feel like happiness is the truth.