Our New Active Committee was announced at our Friday morning assembly in school.
To start our school year a new Active Schools Committee was elected.
Everyone from 3rd to 6th class who wanted to become an Active Agent completed a form giving reasons as to why they should be chosen. Two children from each class can be picked.
Two children from each class from Junior Infants to 2nd class were also chosen as Active Assistants.
MEET OUR NEW ACTIVE COMMITTEE
Our Active Agents are:
Our Active Assistants are :
Active Agents and Co-Ordinators will have a committee meeting at least once a month and less formal catch ups when and as needed.
Active issues and updates will be on the agenda for discussion at every full staff meeting.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co.Co.came to our school to do the Cycle Training Scheme with 6th class. For 6 weeks they taught us safe cycling techniques, bicycle maintenance and also about road safety including the rules of the road. DLR provided us with bicycles, helmets and all the other necessary equipment. Every student who completed the course received a Certificate.
Soccer training has started with Gary and Larry from Granada Football Club.
Each class will spend 6 weeks learning all the skills. Watch out for the next Messi, or Ronaldo!!!
If the weather is very wet we can still train in the hall.
Junior and Senior Infants attended a Drumming Workshop in school. They had great fun and used lots of energy, learning the different rhythms and beats. They were able to play different types of drums and percussion instruments.
Tennis has started back after school. First all the players meet in the hall for a warm up before going to play on the courts in Meadowvale Tennis Club with Grace Owens.
1st Class enjoying their Soccer session.
3rd Class learning new soccer skills
Each class will have 6 weeks of Gaelic football training . Johnny Magee from Geraldine P. Morans GAA Club, Cabinteely will be coaching them. Unfortunately the weather has been too bad to use the yard for this, but we don’t let that stop us, we carry on in the hall. 5th class were first to start off the training.
Lots of wind but super sunny weather, so we can enjoy using our yard for our cricket coaching. Leinster Cricket come once a week to coach 6th class.
1st Class learning GAA techniques
Our Gardening Committee invited each class out to plant some beds. 3rd class got to plant some potatoes and beans. Lots of heavy digging had to be done to prepare the drills for the potatoes.
Congratulations to our Olympic Medal Winner Laura Rumball
On Friday 5th April we had the privilege of a visit from an Olympic Medal Winner, who is also a past pupil of Kill O’the Grange.
Laura Rumball was interviewed by Leah Hilliard at our school assembly. Laura told us about her time competing as an Artistic Gymnast at the Special Olympic World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi. She showed us all the medals and ribbon which she won.
Laura is an amazing athlete and an inspiration to us all. Thank you Laura for coming back to visit us and sharing your fantastic experience with us.
SKIP n ROPE
As part of our Athletics, Mark McCabe from SKIP n ROPE came to give a workshop to the whole school on the 10th of April. Skipping is a fantastic way of learning balance, hand eye co-ordination and rhythm, while exercising and having lots of fun. Each class had a 30 minute session with Mark, where he showed them how to hold the rope and where the rope should be when you are starting to jump. Each class learned different tricks with the ropes. At the end of the day each class gave a demonstration of the skills they had learned. Some showed us how to do individual skipping, others partner skipping and some even showed us how they could do double rope skipping. Everyone had learned to do some type of skipping. All the staff and children agreed that the workshop had been a great success.