Exercise and your Heart

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In fourth class we have been busy testing our heart rates. Before exercise we tested children’s heart rates using the heart rate monitor. After the exercise we tested them again to see if there was any change in their heart rates. The heart rate monitor told us how many times their heart beat per minute (bpm). Here are some of the results we collected.


Kalya                Before exercise 96bpm

                          After exercise 120bpm

Oliver                Before exercise 90bpm

                           After exercise 130bpm

Declan              Before exercise 78bpm

                          After exercise 135bpm

Oscar               Before exercise 150bpm

                          After exercise 200bpm


We found out that your heart rate changes after exercise. It beats faster. Oscar had a high heart rate before exercise and we know this was because he was nervous and excited about using the heart rate monitor. He was also doing a lot of talking at the beginning!!

For the next few weeks we are hoping to use the heart rate monitor before and after P.E every week.

St Clare’s 10@10

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We had great fun in St Clare’s this morning taking part in 10@10. The whole school completed 10 minutes of exercise at 10 o’clock! Follow us on Twitter @stclares1803 to see us in action.


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Today the teachers and 6th class participated in a Tug of War Challenge! Who was the fittest, fastest and the strongest??! Not to mention the most competitive!!!

‘Climb the Heights’ Skipping Challenge


Today was Team Work Thursday! We participated in the ‘Climb the Heights’ Skipping Challenge. We set a target that the whole school worked together on throughout the day to achieve.  We counted how many skips each pupil completed and then we had a look to see how many of Europe’s mountains our school climbed. We managed to climb most of Europe’s mountains even Monte Bianco in Italy (4,810m) and Mont Blanc (4,810m) !! Below are some of the results.

‘Climb the Heights’ Skipping Challenge

Class Total number of skips
Junior Infants

Rm 1

Junior Infants

Rm 2

Senior Infants 189
1st Class  
2nd Class – Rm 9 10,961
2nd Class – Rm 10 9,886
3rd Class – Rm 11 12,500
3rd Class – Rm 12  
4th Class – Rm 6 13,927
4th Class – Rm 8 17,560
5th Class – Rm 7 2,832
6th Class – Rm 5 8,637