The Million Step Challenge
This year the whole school took home pedometers to trace our steps we aimed to reach one million steps! Some people went on long walks, and some were just a bit more active than usual. The teachers even took home pedometers over the weekend. Altogether we raised over two million steps. Every student in the top and bottom school brought home a pedometer and tried to be a bit more active and get a high amount of steps. Some people got steps in the ten thousands. The activity encouraged people to be more active and do some things you wouldn't usually do. Everyone was very pleased we more than doubled our goal. We made multiple posters and put them around the school. We were happy the school went the extra mile to encourage people to be more active. For example taking the stairs more often or walking to school if possible. There are multiple ways to be more active. Our school provides lots of options such as golf, hurling, GAA, football, swimming and many more.
By Hannah McDonald
After School Gaelic
On Tuesdays after school we would have Gaelic training with Ms Egan, Ms Nolan and Ms McConn. We would normally do warm-ups first, play a few games and sometimes we would play a match. Some of fourth, fifth and sixth did Gaelic training every week. We had a Blitz in Bray on a Wednesday a few weeks ago and we won all of our matches. We played lots of different schools and Ms McConn was our coach.
Thank you Ms Egan, Ms Nolan and Ms McConn for training us this year. It was so much fun.
By Anna-Faye Hanley and Shona Odlum
Indoor Hurling Blitz
Recently, some of the girls in our school went to an Indoor Hurling Blitz in Greystones. Before we left we went to get our jerseys. Then we went on the bus to Shoreline Sports Hall. We got our place and played some warm up games. We played against Kilcoole and we lost 2-1. We played a different Kilcoole team and we won 3-2. Lastly we played St Laurence’s and we drew 2-2. After the blitz we got back on the bus and went back to school. We put our jerseys away and went back to our classroom and had our lunch.
By Hollie Breen Jackson and Keira Farrelly
Gaelic Football in 5th Class
This year we did a Gaelic blitz in Bray Emmets GAA Club. We played four matches, we won three and lost one. The first game was against Kilmacanogue School, our second game was against St Laurence’s School and our third game was against St Patrick’s School from Wicklow Town. Mr O’Riordan and Elaine came with us to the blitz.
There were three students from CCA Secondary School refereeing the games. Before we played the matches, we warmed up by taking 45's, passing and shooting. We went to the Blitz on David Murray’s Bus.
There were twenty five schools at the Blitz. Our school team played on the grass pitches but some teams played on the astro turf. We got back to school just before home time.
By Bailey Collingwood, P.J. Duffy and Aaron Hackett
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