"All children require 60mins of moderate-vigorous physical activity every day." World Health Organisation, Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health (5-17 years old), 2011
In promoting the ethos of an Active School we promote inclusive physical activity throughout the school day. Activities include: Wake Up, Shake Up, Active Lines, Tour of Europe, Run Around Europe, Drop Everything and Run, Active School Week, Walk a Mile with a Smile, etc.
Tour of Europe/Run Around Europe
Every class took part in the Tour of Europe Challenge during the month of November. This is a running initiative in which the school sees how far it can 'Run Around Europe'! For Senior classes (2nd to 6th) 1 lap of the Fairgreen running track or 2 laps of the senior yard equals 1 Km and for junior classes (juniors to 1st) 1 lap of the junior yard equals 1Km. As a school we ran 9795 Km!
Active lines take place every Wednesday straight after sos and every Thursday straight after lunch. Each class has an active line leader who demonstrates the exercise and motivates their class. The most active line from each of the three yards over the two days gets an extra 10mins yard time on Fri!
Walk a Mile with a Freaky Smile!
On Thursday 25th October we wanted to get in some extra physical activity and also show off our scary costumes so we went and 'Walked a Mile with a Freaky Smile'!
More Walking a Mile with a Freaky Smile!
5th class students have been trained as playground leaders and organise playground games in the 1st and 2nd class yard every lunch. There are 6 classes in the yard, so each of the 6 classes gets 30mins in the playground games section of the yard every 6 days. It has proved to be a huge success for both the 1st and 2nd class children and the playground leaders from 5th/6th classes.
Dancer for Cancer
As part of Today fm's fundraising campaign for the Irish Cancer Society, the whole school danced along to Walk the Moon's song 'Shut Up And Dance'. This took place straight after sos on April 30th in the junior and senior yards. Thanks to Mr. Fitzgerald for bringing in his giant speaker!