Mrs Riordan's 3rd class have been keeping very active over the last couple of weeks. They have been doing lots of transitions in their classroom and outdoors when possible. Take a look at all the exercise they have been doing and fun they have been having in between lessons. Thanks to Mrs. Riordan for all the excellent photos. Keep up the great work!
Our in-school soccer tournament started today. Pupils from 4th to 6th class who wish to take part, were placed into teams. Over the next few weeks Arsenal, Limerick F.C., Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Celtic, Barcelona and Man Utd will battle it out to see who comes out on top. There is a great buzz around the school between all the pupils involved.
Any pupils in 5th and 6th class who wish to take part in camogie during break time, please ensure to bring your hurley and helmet to school everyday. Ms Mulcahy has stated that there has been great skills demonstrated all this week and fantastic improvements been made by all pupils. Camogie training at break time will continue for the forseeable future so keep bringing in your hurley and helmet.
Playground leaders has been set up in our school this week. Pupils from our ASF committee(6th class) and 5th class, that wish to become a playground leader, can give their name to Mr. Power. Pupils have been put into a group and have been assigned a day when they will be a playground leader. A playground leader's responsibilities include assisting staff with the Juniors and Seniors at break and lunch times, playing playground games with the pupils, teaching the pupils sports and other games, referring soccer and dodgeball games, showing the younger pupils how to use sports equipment such as hula-hoops etc and assisting pupils with coats and shoe laces. The playground leaders will wear a high-vis jacket on yard so that younger pupils will be able to identify them.
It is very important that our pupils receive active breaks throughout the day. It helps pupils to improve fitness levels, improve concentration levels, develop gross and fine motor skills and builds confidence and self esteem for the pupils. Take a look at Cian and Kyle taking part in an active break today with Mrs Crowley.
Our Active Flag slogan has been finalised. All pupils from 3rd-6th entered a competition to come up with a slogan for our Active Flag campaign. Well done to Sarah Whelan (5th class) who came up with the winning slogan. The winning slogan was chosen by our ASF committee. The winning slogan was "Exercise, exercise, exercise galore. We will only get our Active Flag, if we exercise some more". Well done Sarah.
DEAR(Drop Everything And Run) is an initiative that all classes are taking part in to ensure our pupils reach their target of 60 minutes of physical activity per day. This initiative is used as a transition between lessons. The children enjoy the challenge of running five laps around the yard as well. Teachers have found pupils to be re-energised upon returning to class. Pupils have also informed teachers that they can concentrate better after a quick breath of fresh air. Studies have shown that regular exercise improves one's memory, concentration, problem solving and thinking skills. Take a look at Oak taking part in DEAR today.