Our Active school walkway day was held on Friday 24th September 2021. The Junior classes were delighted to pop up the Senior school and the weather was lovely for it !
Great fun for at 3rd class sports day, from Tug-o-war, basketball, athletics, football and lots more!
Our Active Walkway launched this year. We have it based in our Senior School. We start in the courtyard and follow the Green walkway signs and the Blue activity signs.
We have been able to use the walkway during sports day, for mindfulness and for active breaks during our school day.
3rd class started their walkway with balancing at each blue sign.
Ms.Kiernan, Ms.Ryan and Ms Meldon's classes took part in a squat challenge outside to the song Bring Sally up! Well done all :)
Further to PE lessons students take part in many fun activities to stay active and stimulate our brains within the classroom with ‘brain break’ activities such as yoga, dance, aerobics and Zumba thanks to the Go Noodle website, the Bizzy Breaks programme and teacher led physical movement breaks , we have had to become more creative during C-19 times, some classes go on a daily walk, others have a weekly nature walk to the woods, where there is space in the class go noodles can happen, others are testing standing for part of a lesson as well as using chair and table workouts in the classes to break sendentary time. On rainy days these activities are essential to boost energy levels fuelling the children’s brains for further learning.
We have many initiatives to promote activity throughout the day and school year. These include daily mile, forest walks, active week, go noodle, active assembly, active breaks challenge, run around Ireland, Olympics-dare to believe challenge.
Teachers also use activity throughout the curriculum. For example maths trails, nature walks, tours of the school, Deir O Gradaigh as Gaeilge.
Our Annual Sponsored walk is taking place in June organised by our PA and we are delighted to have it again this year! We have been practising...
Yoga and mindfulness with Ms. Greene in the senior school with some of the boys and girls from Ms Ryan's 4th class.
What gorgeous weather last week, perfect to take advantage of, for some yoga outside. Well done!
From the 22nd March until the 26th of April 2021 we have been running around Ireland to reach different destination LANDMARKS IN IRELAND and tracking our kilometres.
In the Senior school the students walked/ ran/ jogged the pitch and worked out the kilometres to the destination LANDMARKS we had reached. The next part was to look at pictures of the landmarks on the internet or on google maps. Some of the classes researched the landmarks in more detail.
Read more from Micaela in 6th
For our active schools Sixth Class sometimes ran or jogged the pitch or yard three times. We added up the amount of kilometres we did throughout and calculated distances to Irish landmarks. I and the rest of the school encourage YOU, YOUR CLASS and YOUR TEACHERS, to explore Ireland and its landmarks.
In the Junior School and St Joseph's, the classes ran/walked/jogged the yard to count the kilometres to reach the destinations in IRELAND, then looked at the pictures on the Active Wall to see where which landmarks they have reached!
We reached landmarks like the Spire, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Powersourt Waterfall,Hook Head lighthouse, Kilkenny Castle, Newgrange and the Blarney Stone!
A MASSIVE Well done to all the boys and girls and staff for getting involved! Get up, get out and move about!
Just before Christmas break we were doing Gaelic and Football matches with Mr Keddy. On Thursdays we were split into different teams and played against each other. It was really fun. We learned the importance of teamwork and practiced hand passing. We had a tournament that ended in a final.
Written by Lily Murphy. 6th class