Category Archives: Tennis

Day 4 – St Clare’s Spring Olympics 2014

We all had a wonderful activity packed day and thankfully the weather stayed dry for us. 17 teams participated in the Spring Olympics with each team having members from Junior Infants – 6th class. The teams rotated around the activity stations which were:
Uni Hoc
Crab Walk
Ring a Ring a Cone
Hula Hoopathon
Lightning Feet
Basketball Hoop Challenge
Gather Your Eggs
Penalty Pandemonium
Cups & Saucers
Build a house challenge
Dance room
Bean Bag Throw
Head to head

The winning team will be announced tomorrow at the prize giving ceremony.
Well done everyone for being great team players!

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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 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.