We are loving skipping at the moment during playtimes. Several classes are also undertaking the “Climb the Heights” challenge, skipping the height of mountains such as Carrauntoohill, Mt Olympus and Mt Rysy.
5th Class have also started their Safe Cycling lessons with Waterford Greenway Bike Hire.
We are doing plenty of PE and physical activity outside. We have also set up our Active Schools Walkway around the prefabs and school garden. We have been lucky enough to do some of our PE lessons over in Walsh Park.
Well done to everyone who took part in our Virtual Sports Day.
Super work during Active Home Week. Pupils completed some writing, Maths and of course plenty of PE this week. Over 150 pupils earned a certificate for sending us in a photo or video of their work.
Well done to our soccer teams from 5th and 6th who took part in the FAI soccer blitz in WIT Arena. Jerseys were sponsored by Grey’s Spar in Barrack St. We were just getting into the swing of our WOW wall before the school closure. Pupils earned medals and trophies for sports such as dancing, athletics, taekwondo and swimming.
We ran our poster competition in February, well done to all the classes who thought up slogans and made their posters. The winners were Ms Walsh’s 6th class with the slogan “Be Kind. Exercise your body and your mind.”
“Jump into January” was a roaring success. This was our Active Break challenge, where every class completed an active break every day. Pupils enjoyed activities such as Zumba, Go Noodle and boxercise.
Our two 5th Classes started their job as playground monitors this month. 4 take part each Wednesday, leading playground games such as beanbag targets, Duck Duck Goose and others.
Welcome to our Active school committee, with representatives from all 4th, 5th and 6th Classes. Their first job was to put posters up around the school, tell the classes about the importance of being active and inviting everyone – pupils and staff alike to sign up to the challenge!
A big well done to everyone for taking part in Active Home Week. We certainly enjoyed seeing your photographs and videos that you sent to us.
The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.