Category Archives: Active School Week

Day 2 of Active School Week

Active School Week is skipping along nicely with our skipping challenge today! Lots of children received the Junior Skip Star, Super Skip Star and Bronze awards. Some even managed to receive the Silver award!! Well done everybody.

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Day 1 of Active School Week

Junior Infants to 1st class had great fun being soccer players today!

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Following Irelands win in the 6 nations on Saturday, 2nd to 6th class were perfecting their rugby skills today. Brian O’Driscoll would be shaking in his boots if he saw them today…some great talent!!

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Wake Up Shake Up

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Active School Week got off to a fantastic start at 8:30am today!Children from all classes took part in Wake Up Shake Up in the yard. The Active School Committee led the actions and did a super job.Hope to see everyone there tomorrow morning again!

Wake Up Shake Up Training


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Wake Up Shake Up involves fun moves to ‘pop’ music which are designed around core movement skills to encourage good physical development. Today the children who are part of the Active School Committee took part in training for the Wake Up Shake Up. They were very busy learning the actions to the music! The committee members will be leading the Wake Up Shake Up when it begins for the whole school on 10th February at 8:25am.

ECO Workshop

Today, Wednesday 15th May, a lady called Natasha came into 1st Class and talked to us all about reducing our waste, reusing different things and recycling as much as we can.

She told us lots of interesting facts about where paper and plastic come from and how they are made. We were amazed to see all of the different bags, clothes and jewellery that had been made out of recycled materials like tents, tyres and sweet wrappers!

We talked a lot about reducing the amount of electricity that we use at home.

Active School Week : Junior Skipstar and more visitors!

Active School Week activities continued today  when the Junior Skipstar Challenge was held.

Children from 1st class ( Ms Daly’s and Ms Killen’s)  took part, and our assessors :Charlie, Dianne and Hulya agreed that the standard was very high.

The following students were successfull in their challenge.

Ms Daly’s: Craig and Finn

Ms Killen’s: Louise

If anyone wants to practice to succeed in the future,  they can find a list of the skills on the  Actice School Tab on the  school website.

We were again fantastically lucky to have another visit from  a representative from  Tennis Ireland. Mr Breffni Carpenter Development Director , Tennis Ireland talked to all the boys and girls  in the school to let them know about all the fun opportunities that exist  to play tennis over the summer.  He explained that all  tennis clubs in Dublin  will have a  free open day on Saturday the 8th of July  where anyone, big or small, can go along for free coaching and some fun.  He also congratulated the boys and girls in 1st class on recieving their tennis Ireland certificates of achievement and said that he hoped they would all look to take part in the Summer Parks Leagues.

Here are some photos of the skipping and Mr Carpenter with the Active School Committee

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Active School Week Day 5 :Skipping Challenge

Today was a very important day in the  school callendar. All that skipping on the yard , practicing with friends  and at home by ourselves  was measured in this mornings Skipping Challenge: Bronze Award.

Before the day got going however we had another Sports Star Demo. from one of the best U13 kickboxers in the country and St. Clare’s student, Jade.  After telling everyone where she trains , how long she trains for and how much she enjoys her sport She showed everyone some simple punching and more complicated high kicks!!!

Skipping Challenge Bronze Award

Children from 2nd to 5th were assessed by  skipping experts ( and  skipping tutors) Hulya  Dianne (6th) as well as  Charlie (4th).  Mr Harte kept the records and was the referee of last resort. The standard was extremely high and  lots of boys and girls narrowly missed out  on completing all the tasks required.

The following attained the  Bronxe Skipping  Award

3rd class: Trofim

4th class: Charlie, Amy

5th class:  Daniel and Alex.

Because we ran out of time the  Junior Skipstar and the reamaining Bronze and Silver assessments will be carried on Monday,

Here are some photos from our skipping challenge and of our Sports Star Demo

Active School Week Day 4: Part 2 A visit From Tennis Ireland.

Today was a very special day for the Boys and Girls in 1st class who took part in the afterschool tennis withMs O Donnell and Ms. Ni Dhomhnaill. Every boy and girl got presented with a certificate of participation by Brendan Moran of Tennis Ireland.

Brendan spoke to all the budding young talent about the importance of having fun and making friends through tennis.  He was asked some great questions about his own tennis  experiences as well as being told  lots of other bits of news.

Active School Week Day 3

Our Active School Week continued today with more activities, interviews and Sports Star Demo’s.

In the Sports Star Demo Iarla and Finn told us all about their basketball club and even showed us some dribbling skills that we could be practicing ourselves at home.

The Activities for today were:

Tag rugby.

Mini Olympics: Hurdles, Shot Putt, Hammer, Discus, Javelin.

Here are some photo’s;

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