The Infants, 3rd and 4th class had their Sport’s day on Thursday and the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th on Friday. They took part in a variety of activities and games such as sprints, relays, potato and spoon races, sack races, parachute games and cooperative games. According to many participating children it was “the best day ever!”
Teachers v Students Dodgeball
The teachers challenged the 6th class children to a game of Dodgeball on Tuesday afternoon in the afternoon. Despite the student’s best efforts, the teachers were the winners on the day. All the children had great fun cheering on their teacher.
Ms Lennon, Ms Cullinan, Ms Griffin and Ms Barrett’s class had fantastic fun with Brian from Tyrrelstown Karate Club who kindly came in on Monday and Thursday to offer the children some taster sessions. As well as warm-up and stretching activities they were introduced to a variety of Karate kicks, strikes and blocks. Karate is excellent for increasing aerobic stamina, improving muscular strength and flexibility as well as enhancing balance, agility and co-ordination. Karate also improves our mental health. As it challenges the brain, it improves focus and concentration. The children reaped all of these benefits as well as having great fun with Brian who is a very dedicated and talented instructor. If any children are interested in developing their Karate skills further TKC is always open to welcoming new students. Check out their website for more details: https://www.tyrrelstownkarateclub.com/
Charlene from K- Star Academy of Performing Arts also kindly offered her time to showcase taster dance sessions to Ms Mc Guane, Ms Browne and Ms Bolger’s classes during our Active Week. The children had so much fun bopping away to Disney Songs with Charlene. K-Star Academy is a leading performing arts school offering a range of singing, dancing, acting, and music classes to children and teens aged 4-18. They run classes in Ongar and Tyrrelstown community Centre. They are on a break for the summer now until their summer camp 2nd -6th August. Please check out their website if your child is interested in nurturing their inner performer and becoming a member of the academy from September or trying some of their activities out in their summer camp. https://www.k-staracademy.com/
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The children took part in boot camp and elastics on yard as well as taking part in regular classroom active breaks throughout the week. Many classes swapped their written homework for the week with Active Homework. The children also enjoyed a variety of other activities like walks in the park, visits to the local playground, active walkway challenges and trying out new sports like rounders, dodgeball and basketball.
Ricky, our friendly ice cream man, came on Thursday to the delight of all the children in the school. Thank you to the St. Luke’s who bought an ice-cream for everyone in the school. It made our day!
Active Reps and Helpers Picnic
Our active reps and Ms Cullinan’s class helped out with many of the activities during Active Week such as manning stations in Sport’s Day and teaching the children on yard the exercises for Boot Camp. They did an amazing job and had so much fun. They set an excellent example to all of the younger children and really impressed all the teachers with their patience, organisational skills and enthusiasm. They enjoyed a well-earned picnic treat on Monday morning after all their hard work. Well done everyone!