Active Week 2018

In June we held our Active School Week.

We held our Active Week from the 11th to the 15th of June 2018. We had a very busy timetable. First thing in the mornings we had Wake and Shake time with every class which involved 5-10 mins of dancing (Go Noodle or You Tube Just Dance).

We stopped work at 10 o’clock for 10 mins of exercise (10@10).

MONDAY 11/06

We started the week off with BUDDY WALKS, Two classes paired up and headed off walking and talking together to Clonkeen Park. 6th class paired with Junior Infants, 5th class paired with Senior Infants, 4th class paired with 3rd class and 2nd class paired with 1st class. When each class reached their destination, they had some lunch and played lots of games together. Check out our photos.

The Inaugural 5th -v- 6th class football/rounders match

Every day this week Active Homework will be given


Today each class got to play football with our Partners Gary and Larry from Granada Football Club who came to give a taster session. It was great to do a whole school Activity in one day.

Each night this week Active Homework will be given.


Today 6th class headed off to Carlingford Adventure Centre for 3 days. Can’t wait to see the photos and hear about all the new activities they will be trying.

Great excitment today as everyone from Junior Infants to 5th class will be having a day of ZUMBA w ith SARAN B. It was really energetic and fun, The staff joined in as well.

To end our day we finished off with some HEADSPACE. We spent time doing mindful movements and stretching to music and went home tired but relaxed.


Thursday was our SCHOOL CYCLE day. All classes brought in their bicycles and helmets. Junior Infants and Senior Infants cycled around the school yard several times.

1st, 2nd and 3rd class cycled through Clonkeen Park as far as Johnstown Road and 4th and 5th class kept going and cycled around Kilbogget Park.

Warming up with Miss Cobbe before our cycle

To end the day on a quieter note we had a free writing competition for 1st to 5th class. All the pupils were asked to write a story, or a poem about their Active week.

FRIDAY 15/06

For our final Active day of the week we held a Jersey Day and started with ACTIVE ASSEMBLY. We did our Shake and Wake time, watched a video of our Active week. Active Enthusiast awards were given out to each class as well as Active Author awards.

At break times we had different stations in the yard where everyone was encouraged to join in, whether it was a dance off, playing yard games, martial art demonstrations,skipping, active lines and active staff.

We finished the week off with HEADSPACE stretching and doing mindful movements to music.

6th class arrived back from Carlingford Adventure Centre exhausted but extremely happy.