The children in the senior room took part in a six-week programme to learn bike care and safety. At the end of the 6 weeks the children cycled on the road with the instructors using learned skills.
Tour of Europe
The children have already walked from the spire in Dublin to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 5 laps of our playground equals 1 kilometre. The children needed to do 215 laps to reach Paris. Every morning from 8:50am to 9:00am the children completed laps of the playground. Some children ran and some children walked. Our motto is ‘Talk while you walk’!
10 @ 10
Everyday all the children do 10 minutes of exercise at 10.00 a.m. Physical activity breaks help sustain concentration in class.
Football Blitz Cloghan
Gardening As part of the SESE curriculum, the children maintain a school garden. Maintaining the garden increases time spent on physical activity during the school day as the children are digging, weeding, planting, gathering rubbish etc.
Easter Egg Hunt
Football in St. Macartan's
Land Paws As well as taking part in swimming lessons the children learn all about water safety before they go to the swimming pool. Through the Land PAWS programme from the Irish Water Safety Association the children learn about water safety in the pool, in the home, on a boat, on the beach, on the farm and on the waterways. The children also learn about what to do if they saw somebody getting into difficulty in water.
School Tour W5 Belfast Physical activity was included in our school tour to W5 in Belfast. The children climbed stepping stones and played in a large play zone which included swings, slides, tunnels, ball pits, mazes etc.
Awards Ceremony For all the sporting achievements during academic year 2017 - 2018
Autumn Leaf Party We love to use the natural outdoor environment as a tool for teaching and learning. Look at the children having fun during an Autumn Leaf party!
Aistear Learning Through Play Hands on/ active learning is used as a methodology in both the Junior and Senior Room. One example of how physical activity is incorporated during Aistear includes jogging on the spot in ‘The Doctor’s Surgery’ to increase heart rate and listen to and count heart beats.
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