Let's get active, let's get fit, let's get up and be part of it!
We launched our bid to obtain an Active Flag in 2016, much to the excitement of our pupils and staff! We always promote exercise and health in our school but now we are putting a huge emphasis on this area in a fun way! Congratulations to Leah Murphy, who came up with our Active Flag slogan above.
February challenge - 20-20-20
In the month of February 2017, we all took part in a daily challenge of 20 jumping jacks, 20 squats and 20 lunges. Needless to say, the pupils were better than the teachers! These can also be carried out at home as we are trying to promote children and adults to exercise for 60 minutes daily.
March challenge - Go Noodle!
In March 2017, children followed dance and aerobic exercises from the Go Noodle website. As you can see, they had great fun! Go Noodle is used by most classes during each school year to encourage activity.
April challenge - Drop Everything and Run!
For the month of April 2017, children took part in D.E.A.R. (drop everything and run) daily! They were also given a pedometer to take them home to encourage activity after school.
May challenge - "Jive for Five!"
May is Jive for Five month so put on those dancing shoes! Mrs.Ryan's Senior Infants and First class enjoyed a disco party recently!
June challenge - "Jumping June!"
Jumping June was full of bouncing, leaping fun in the sun. All classes joined in
Active Flag Week
Well done to the children in Rang a sé who organised a great Bring and Buy in June year and raised over €2500 for Cork Penny Dinners, St Vincent de Paul and Down Syndrome Ireland! Activity was the focus of the day as this was part of our Active Flag Week. Activities included; Hurling, Soccer, Basketball, Go Karting, Hula Hooping and an Obstacle Course.
It was a great way to be active, have fun and also raise lots of money for charity!!
September - Meet the team!
We welcome in a new Active Committee and look forward to seeing and doing new challenges this school year!
October & November challenge - 20-20-20!
When the whistle blows up you get to get active with our 20 -20 -20 challenge! Watch our fitness increase with squats, lunges and jumping jacks!
Don't forget your active homework is active adds so when the adds come on in between your favourite program, get your whole family up to do some jumping jacks!
Active Flag accreditation!
We were awarded an Active Flag in January 2017 as a result of our continued emphasis on fitness, activity and health in our school. A special thanks to our Active Committee for their efforts and enthusiasm!