We had a very active return to school this September when we participated in the 'European Week of Sport and Physical Activity'. What began on Monday the 12th September was an initiative, supported by the Irish Sports Council, to promote sport and physical activity in a positive way in schools. Different forms of exercise were incorporated into each school day. Activities included: Move it Monday, Try it Tuesday, Walk on Wednesday, Team Work Thursday and Challenge the Teachers Friday! After enduring a variety of challenges throughout the week, the pupils came out victorious!! A re match may be needed before the school year ends!
In honour of 'Move it Monday', all classes stopped working and moved for 10 minutes from 12.00 to 12.10. Music and movement filled the school as each class danced/walked/ran the clock down. 'Try it Tuesday' saw all classes partake in zumba lessons from dance instructor Avril. Pupils enjoyed choreographed dance routines as well as games and limbo. Thanks to Avril for being so professional and providing us with a fun filled day as usual!
'Walk on Wednesday' was thoroughly enjoyed by all pupils who walked around our lovely school grounds,including the astro turf pitch. Mr. Russell and Ms. O'Connor's classes added a scavenger hunt element, while Ms. Mann's class challenged themselves with a pedometer!
'Team Work Thursday' and 'Challenge the Teachers Friday' were undoubtedly the highlight of the week! Over the two days, staff took on each class in a variety of challenges which included beanbag races, soccer matches, skipping challenges and relay races.