Active School Flag 2016

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Active School Committee

6th Class: Emma

5th Class: Kelly

4th Class: Daniel

3rd Class: Byran

2nd Class: Jack

1st Class: Bobby

Senior Infants: Lucy

Junior Infants: Saoirse

Staff Members: Ms Murphy, Ms Vaughan, Ms Twomey and Geraldine


ROAD SAFETY TALK BY GARDA TIM LYNCH

WALK TO SCHOOL 16TH JUNE 2016

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PAT SPRATT FROM REBEL ÓG TRAINING ALL CLASSES JUNE 2016

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SPORTS DAY 2ND JUNE 2016

The sun shone on our sports day this year. We had straight races and novelty races. Everyone was treated to ice-cream afterwards for their participation.

OUTDOOR CHALLENGES – ALL CLASSES – PDST

Catherine from the PDST called to our school on 29th May 2016 to work with the children on games and orienteering activities. We had a beautiful day and the children really enjoyed the activities. They were physically and mentally active.

PLAY ON THE SCHOOL YARD – MAY/JUNE 2016

The active school committee met recently to create a timetable for equipment on the yard. The children get the opportunity to play with frisbees, rugby balls, skipping ropes etc. Here are some photos of the children enjoying themselves using that equipment.

SENIOR CLASSES ARE PRESENTED WITH HURLING CERTIFICATES – MAY 2016

To recognise the achievement in participating in indoor hurling the children were presented with certificates.

AN POST RÁS – SUPPORTING THE RACE – 24TH MAY 2016

We were very excited recently when we got the opportunity to support the An Post Rás that passed through the village of Dromina recently. The children were in awe at the speed that the cyclist passed through and the various types of vehicles that passed.

7 A SIDE HURLING BLITZ 24TH MAY 2016 – DONERAILE

9 A SIDE HURLING BLITZ 19th MAY 2016 – SENIOR CLASSES – MALLOW

The senior classes recently took part in a competition in Mallow.

7 A SIDE HURLING BLITZ 12TH MAY 2016 – BANTEER

The middle classes got the opportunity to take part in a Blitz in Banteer recently. They really enjoyed the experience.

ACTIVE SCHOOL WEEK 4TH MAY TO 11TH MAY 2016 

We had an amazing Active School Week in May. We got the opportunity to experience lots of different physical activities during the week. Please see below a summary of the events each day. We would like to thank all the local volunteers, clubs and parents who helped make this week a success for the pupils and gave them an opportunity to reinforce our Active School Motto

“Be Wise, Exercise” 

DAY 1: 4TH MAY 2016

Wake up Shake Up Activity- Circuits

The week got off to an active start with the children rotating between 10 stations. The activities were decided by the Active School Committee.

Exercise Bike on the Juniors Yard

GAA Training  – 1st – 6th Class with local GAA club and parent volunteers.

DAY 2: 5TH MAY 2016

Day 2: Wake up Shake up: Walk Around the School Grounds

Athletics with Coach Tom Galvin from Charleville Athletics Club

DAY 3: 6TH MAY 2016

Day 3: Wake up Shake up: Village Walk

Health Themed Talk by a Parent Volunteer to All Classes

Athletics with Nigel from Charleville Athletics Club with All Classes

 Presentation of Paws Certificate  – 1st Class to 6th Class – Recognition of Sporting Achievement

 DAY 4: 9TH MAY 2016

Day 4: Wake up Shake up – Dance

Dodgeball training with all classes – Training given by a past pupil of our school

Rugby coaching with Joe from Charleville Rugby Club and with a parent volunteer to all classes in the school.

 DAY 5: 10TH MAY 2016

Wake up Shake up – Co-operative Games

We played Pass the Ball, Frogs and Lily Pads and The Great Big Jump. The teams were mixed with children from all classes.

Orienteering activities with Junior & Senior infants involving numeracy

Frisbee Activities with 3rd to 6th Class

3rd to 6th Class got the opportunity to hone their skills using Frisbees. This training was given by Frisbee Ireland. It was very well received by the pupils.

Smoothies and “I have been active today” bracelets handed out by the Active School Committee to each class.

Finally a huge thank you to the parent’s Association who so kindly treated all the children in the school with various smoothies and they also kindly gave us the recipes to be handed out to the children. All children received a bracelet to acknowledge their physical activity for the week.

Active School Launch Day

We launched our campaign for our Active School Flag on the 15th February 2016. We had an eventful day. In the morning the whole school participated in “Wake Up, Shake Up”. We celebrated at break time with fruit shots in the colours of the Active School Flag. At break we completed 1 minute exercise activities. All classes experienced a coaching session with basketball coach David Beckham. It was a day that lived up to our Active School Motto.

“BE WISE EXERCISE”

We would like to thank all the staff and pupils that helped in any way to make our launch day successful.


Wake Up Shake Up

Fruit Shot Treats

One Minute Exercise at Breaktime

David Beckham with Junior and Senior Infants

David Beckham with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class

David Beckham with 4th, 5th and 6th Class

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