Third Class Swim a Mile Relay Challenge!
Second and Third Class also took part in Swim Ireland's 'Swim a Mile' relay Challenge in our local swimming pool. They received swim hats and certificates for their efforts. Well done!
Second and Third Class took to the hall this week to try out some Irish dancing as part of Active School week.
Bhain siad taitneamh as!
Bhain siad taitneamh as!
The Dream Team!
Sasha, Alice, Roibin, Liadh and Caelin all worked so hard this week. They are the senior members of the Active School Committee but this week they really stepped up their game to be the coaches, referees, organizers and motivators behind our Active School Week.
Our Friday Blitz Day!
A beautiful sunny day for our afternoon blitz! Classes 1st to 6th were split into teams of varying ages and abilities and each team got to participate in Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Olympic Handball and Dodge Ball. These games were all refereed by our Active School Committee members. The emphasis was on fun, teamwork and inclusion without a scoreboard. Their excellent behavior even earned them some free play at the end of the day. A perfect way to end Active School Week!
Senior Infants and First Class Rugby
Senior Infants and First Class each had a session with one of the Connacht Rugby coaches.A very enjoyable and active afternoon was had by all!
The Daily K
The Daily K has been run each day at little break during Active School Week and will continue next week. We are using our Active School Walkway as signposts for the Daily K. Each time the children run a kilometer they receive a sticker and when their running record is full (10km) they can earn a homework pass. The daily K has been monitored daily by our 5th and 6th class Active School Committee.
A Very Special Guest!
Maggie's uncle Mathew came to visit each class in the school. He is a wonderful athlete who won two gold medals and one silver medal in the recent Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. Mathew won these medals for his sport Bocce. The children got to see Mathew's medals, ask questions about his sport and congratulate him in person for his amazing achievement!
Junior Infant Dance Class!
Junior Infants had a wonderful time at their dance class kindly given by Áine, one of our lovely parent volunteers.
First Class and Fifth Class Summer Scavenger hunt
Our Fifth Class and First Class joined together to take on a scavenger hunt challenge in our beautiful local forest. Each team had to find various signs of Summer and record their findings through photographs using our school i-pads.
Fifth Class Hurling session
A fine day's hurling for 5th Class with our local coach David. David also gave a block of hurling sessions to 3rd class earlier this year and the sessions were enjoyed by all.
Great start to Active School Week with Badminton!
A super start to our Active School week with one of our lovely parents Karina taking Junior Infants, 4th Class and 6th Class for badminton sessions in our local hall. Junior Infants started off with balloons before moving onto shuttles!