St. Mary's Academy CBS
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Strava - Hike for Hope - Jigsaw

Strava - Hike for Hope - Jigsaw

What is Hike for Hope?

This is a challenge organised by a group of Scout volunteers, seeking to mobilise communities across Ireland to come together to support youth mental health and spread hope.

This year, Hike for Hope will raise vital funds for Jigsaw, but we need YOU, our school and our community to help us.

Anyone can take part as an individual, with family or create a challenge with friends. Whatever you choose, know that it will raise urgent funds for young people’s mental health in Ireland.

How you can Hike for Hope

Hike for Hope is open to everyone; all ages and all abilities can take part. Choose a hike or a trail and challenge yourself to complete it from the 28-30 May by walking, running, swimming, cycling rowing or using stairs – whatever suits you. Click here to see some suggested hikes/trails in your locality.

Register your activity on Strava (See below for details). Screenshot your workout and take a picture at the top of your peak. Post to the St Mary's Academy Strava page. And most importantly, please donate to Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health using the link below:



Strava is an app designed to record walking/running/swimming/cycling. We hope to promote a culture of activity within the school.

Getting started

Step 1: Download App

  • Go to App store/Play store on your phone/device.
  • Search “Strava” and download the app.

Step 2: Register with Strava

  • Register with Strava by clicking Sign up.
  • Create an account using an email address and create a new password.

Step 3: Join the club

  • When you have successfully registered with Strava, search St Mary’s Academy, CBS Carlow and request to join the school community. One of the admin members will accept your request as soon as possible.
  • When your request has been accepted, you will be able to view all workouts of the group.

Step 4: Log a workout

  • To log a workout, simply press the record icon at the bottom of the home screen of the app.
  • You can choose from a variety of different types of workout by pressing the shoe symbol. Press the start button to begin activity.
  • When you complete an activity on your device, the walk, run, cycle, swim, gym workout will be recorded on your own personal activity diary and with the school’s weekly diary.

NOTE: Device must be brought with you during activity

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