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Fyffes are on the hunt to find Ireland's Fittest School and want you to get involved

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Ireland’s Fittest School

Fyffes are on the hunt to find Ireland’s Fittest School and want you to get involved.

If your school or class want to take part in this multi-award-winning fitness programme with a difference, here is your chance! And the best bit? It is completely FREE of charge! 

Starting 1st November, the search for ‘Ireland’s Fittest School’ begins and Fyffes will be awarding the title and the Grand Prize to the school who earns the most banana points when the campaign finishes at the end of April 2022. Along the way, there will be other prizes to be won and plenty of fun to have! 

Please sign up today and start collecting banana points for your school.

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How to Get Started

Step One

Sign-up today with your school information. Once complete, you will enter your school dashboard where you will find exercises, classes and other helpful resources to interact with.

Step Two

Use the exercises designed by our Fit Squad coaches Phil Healy & David Gillick to workout with your students each week. A different combination of exercises can be used depending on your preferences.

Step Three

In the ‘Submit Exercise’ section, log how many days in the week your students complete the chosen exercises and what % of the school took part. There are 9 different exercises that schools can part take in to earn banana points. Submit an image or video to validate these activities.

Step Four

Earn banana points for the exercises submitted weekly. The number of students involved, and the selected exercises completed will determine the banana points awarded. Banana points can be earned from 1st November, 2021 to 29th April, 2022.

Step Five

Keep up to date with your school's progress on the Fyffes Leaderboard.

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Step One

Sign-up today with your school information. Once complete, you will enter your school dashboard where you will find exercises, classes and other helpful resources to interact with.

Step Two

Use the exercises designed by our Fit Squad coaches Phil Healy & David Gillick to workout with your students each week. A different combination of exercises can be used depending on your preferences.

Step Three

In the ‘Submit Exercise’ section, log how many days in the week your students complete the chosen exercises and what % of the school took part. There are 9 different exercises that schools can part take in to earn banana points. Submit an image or video to validate these activities.

Step Four

Earn banana points for the exercises submitted weekly. The number of students involved, and the selected exercises completed will determine the banana points awarded. Banana points can be earned from October 25th, 2021 to April 29th, 2022.

Step Five

Keep up to date with your school's progress on the Fyffes Leaderboard.

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Grand Prize

The winning school will be crowned ‘Ireland's Fittest School’ and will be rewarded with €5,000 worth of sports equipment and a visit from Fit Squad coaches Phil Healy and David Gillick.

Monthly Prizes

Monthly rewards of Fyffes merchandise and bananas will be up for grabs.

Spot Prizes

Keep an eye on Fyffes’ social media to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

Want to take part?

So now it’s your turn to get involved.

Fyffes Fit Squad will be back in schools soon once it is safe to do so, but until then register today and try become Ireland’s Fittest School! Start exercising with your school and build up those banana points as there are amazing prizes on offer!

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Testimonials

“Many thanks to Fyffes, as we were delighted to have coaches from their Fit Squad visit our school last week. They entertained and educated children from 1st to 4th Class in body movement exercises and simple nutrition tips. Animal movements/walks were demonstrated, and children all tried them out. The children were amazed that the exercises and animal walks were in fact a lot harder than they looked. All children enjoyed the sessions and were rewarded for their participation with delicious Fyffes bananas and recipe cards. Which, I’m sure, will be used and enjoyed in homes throughout the parish over the coming months. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to any school.”
Helena Nolan
Principal
St Brendan’s N.S. Muckalee, Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny
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“We had a fun and energetic visit at Holy Trinity N.S. Mervue, from the Fyffes Fit Squad who attended our school to put our 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Classes through their paces. The instructors were fantastic and got us all working up a sweat! Some of the exercises included bear crawls, burpees and frog squats to name but a few. We enjoyed all the activities and Tom was very engaging throughout. Our fitness levels were certainly tested but the exercises learned will come in useful going forward and shall be used regularly to keep our hearts healthy! Thanks so much to Fyffes Fit Squad for coming out to our school. Come back anytime!”
Caroline McHugh
6th Class Teacher
Holy Trinity N.S. Mervue, Galway
“The Fyffes Fit Squad visited our school in Monageer. Tom, the personal trainer was brilliant at showing us the zoo moves and showed the children that you can exercise anywhere without the need for equipment. He delivered two sessions, one with our 1st & 2nd Class and the other with 3rd Class. He tailored the session to suit the age groups he was working with and was very motivating. The children had lots of fun while exercising. The children also enjoyed their free Fyffes bananas and the blow-up banana. Thanks to Fyffes Fitness team”
Siobhan Walsh
2nd Class Teacher
Monageer N.S. Enniscorthy, Wexford
“Just a short few words to say thanks so much for the Fyffes Fit Squad session in Scoil Chaitriona Junior, Renmore, Galway. The pupils and teachers really enjoyed it. Tom the instructor had great communication skills and the session was well delivered and the content was age appropriate. The bananas and pens were a nice bonus! I will be recommending Fyffes Fit Squad to other schools. It was well organised, and it was easy to contact you with any questions.”
Laura Coade
Second Class Teacher
Scoil Chaitriona Junior, Renmore, Galway
“We were so impressed with the Fyffes Fit Squad at Dromintee P.S. The children had a fantastic morning with Eamon and Tom. Learning about healthy diet and getting smoothie recipes and then taking party in fun activities! All teachers involved raved about the rapport, enthusiasm and professionalism of the Fyffes Fitness Team! The kids loved their free bananas and pencil cases. I would definitely recommend the Fyffes Fit Squad!”
Teresa Gollogly
Principal
Dromitee P.S. Armagh
“The Fyffes Fit Squad came out to visit our school on Friday 3rd May! Prior to this, our school had been trying to promote a healthier lifestyle to the children – introducing ‘k a day’ and encouraging healthy eating. So, a visit from Fyffes was ideal to reinforce our initiative. The children loved the fun session they had in the hall which included fun activities to some cool music! The teachers were really impressed with how well the children were put through their paces! The merchandise and bananas were a nice addition to the end of the session and was a talking point for children with their parents when they went home! Many thanks for coming out guys! It’s a great program which is an asset to any school promoting a healthier lifestyle to its children!”
Áine Timmins
Teacher
Sacred Heart P.S. Granard, Co. Longford
“We signed up for a visit from the Fyffes Fit Squad as part of our schools Active Flag Programme. It proved to be an extremely worthwhile experience for the students and staff who took part. It was very easy to register and organise. The personal trainer obviously had a lot of experience working with a large group of children. The children were actively engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed their workout. The exercises were easy to follow and simple for us as teachers to remember and implement during PE lessons. The fact that no equipment was necessary is a big bonus for us. The children were delighted to receive their bananas and reward from Fyffes after their session. We would have no hesitation in recommending the programme to other schools.”
Fiona Mullen
6th Class Teacher
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Kilsaran, Castlebellingham, Dundalk, Co. Louth
“We had a great day. Children really enjoyed the Fyffes Fit Squad. The exercises were great fun and engaging for all the children and staff. It was great to see such simple and effective exercises that can be used at any time and need no equipment. Everyone was put through their paces in an enjoyable way and felt good at the end. The bananas went down a treat also. Would highly recommend getting the Fyffes Fit Squad into schools to promote active and healthy lifestyles.”
Aislinn Murphy
Teacher
Naas C.N.S. Kildare
“Many thanks to Fyffes, as we were delighted to have coaches from their Fit Squad visit our school last week. They entertained and educated children from 1st to 4th Class in body movement exercises and simple nutrition tips. Animal movements/walks were demonstrated, and children all tried them out. The children were amazed that the exercises and animal walks were in fact a lot harder than they looked. All children enjoyed the sessions and were rewarded for their participation with delicious Fyffes bananas and recipe cards. Which, I’m sure, will be used and enjoyed in homes throughout the parish over the coming months. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to any school.”
Helena Nolan
Principal
St Brendan’s N.S. Muckalee, Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny
“In March 2019, Fyffes Fit Squad visited our school for a fun filled action packed morning. All kids really enjoyed the physical exercise lesson and the Fyffes Fitness Team generated great excitement. It was a great opportunity for our pupils to learn new fitness strategies and receive advice on healthy eating. The Fyffes Fitness Team were very friendly and generous ensuring all children received bananas and a memento of the day. I would highly recommend Fyffes Fit Squad to all schools. It is a tremendous opportunity to avail of if possible.”
Philip Lonergan
Principal
Moneenroe N.S. Kilkenny
“It proved to be an extremely worthwhile experience for the students and staff who took part. It was very easy to register and organise. The personal trainer obviously had a lot of experience working with a large group of children. The children were actively engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed their workout. The exercises were easy to follow and simple for us as teachers to remember and implement during PE lessons. The fact that no equipment was necessary is a big bonus for us. The children were delighted to receive their bananas and reward from Fyffes after their session. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Fyffes’ programme to other schools.”
Barry Greaney
Head of PE Department
Abbey Community College, Co. Roscommon

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