European Week of Sport 2016



The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level.

 Irish SCHOOLS are asked to promote physical activity in whatever way that they can during European Week of Sport. The focus of the week should be on FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity.

#BeActive is a great way to kick start the school year.

Day 1 – Active School Week 2016

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There may have been a storm brewing outside but Active School Week got off to a great start with our skipping challenge today! Lots of children received the Junior Skip Star, Super Skip Star and Bronze awards. Some even managed the Silver award!! The children will receive their certificates and badges in our prize giving ceremony on Friday. Well done everybody!

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Children in the senior classes took part in cycling lessons today. Check out our pictures above!

Skip-Hop Awards 2014

On Wednesday and Thursday the 17th and 18th of December we are holding our Christmas Skipping Challenge 2014.  Pupils from all classes will attempt to receive the prestigious skipping awards that require high levels of skill and fitness. You can … Continue reading



Here at St. Clare’s we learn to skip in junior infants up until sixth class. There are three different types of awards they are called Bronze , Sliver and Gold.There are 29 children who have the bronze award only 1 person  who ever got the sliver award so it is a big  achievement.

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There are all different skills to master for all different levels and ages. Some of the harder skills to do are double under, the bow, double dutch and cross cross. A lot of the older children try to teach the younger children some new skills. Every second year a person from hop-skip-jump comes and teaches the children some new skills. At the end of the lesson they pick some children to demonstrate the new skills they have learned.Every year we have a skipping challenge so some of the children can try and get the bronze, sliver or gold. The junior infants have the Junior award and the Senior award. The teachers that organise the skipping challenge are Mr. Harte, Ms O’Donnell and Ms. Dhomhnaill. They put a lot of time and effort into organising the challenges as part of our active schools. We are going to have another skipping challenge to see who can can achieve the Bronze, Sliver or Gold.


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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Christmas 2013 Awards

Today we had our Christmas awards. Pupils from junior infants up to and including sixth class were awarded certificates for their fantastic poetry. Mr. Harte also handed out awards for the junior skip star and bronze star awards. There are now 13 pupils in our school with the Bronze Award for skipping. Well done to everyone.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and Happy New Year.

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