postheadericon Physical Activities

Have a look at some of the activities, initiatives and events we have put in place to promote physical activity.

W.O.W

In January 2016 Walk on Wednesday’s main aim was to involve parents and the wider community in a whole school initiative.

School year 2016 and 2017 we decided to turn Walk on Wednesday in to a buddy system, partnering the younger classes with the older classes. They boys are enjoying exercising as a whole school very social, fun and caring atmosphere.

10 @ 10

The committee leaders moved 10@10 from the classroom to the outdoors so the whole school could exercise together. Early start to 6th class enjoyed this event immensely and are eager to make it a regular experience.

 

Skipathon

During Active School Week 2016, the boys took part in a Skipathon to raise important funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. Well done to all the boys!

postheadericon St Patrick’s Day W.O.W

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postheadericon W.O.W

Every Wednesday we go on a whole school morning walk. This year we are partnering the older classes with the younger classes. The boys are all really enjoying the fresh air and the socialising.

postheadericon 10@10

Early Start to 6th Class all took part in our 10@10. Well done everyone.

postheadericon Bizzy Breaks

Look at us keeping active during the wet days!

postheadericon 4th Class Sport Selection

postheadericon Boxing

The senior boys really enjoyed their boxing classes with the local coaches.

postheadericon Soccer

 

The most popular game in our school is soccer. Every day you can see boys in the schoolyard, kicking a ball and taking part in a football match. After a few years without a team, the schools football team has been re-established and have been doing very well, remaining undefeated so far this season. Hopefully they will be able to win both the league and the cup.

The schools soccer 5 a side team have also been doing extremely well, winning the south Dublin and Dublin county championships. This has seen them qualify for the Leinster final at the end of April. Best of luck to the boys in the finals.

postheadericon Fitness Testing

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Staff from the Ballyfermot Leisure Centre came into the school to test the fitness of students from 3rd to 6th class. The weight and height of the boys were measured first. The boys were then tested on their standing jump and their sprinting speed. Finally their endurance fitness was recorded by completing the dreaded Bleep Test. All of the boys results were recorded, and at the end of the year, the tests will be administered again. Hopefully the final tests will show an improvement in all areas of fitness and activity, thanks to the work of the Active Schools Committee.