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.
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.
The 3rd and 4th classes enjoyed participating in a 6 week programme of Athletics training with Ciarán from Fingal during the months of April and May.
Fingal Athletics League
Some boys and girls from 3rd to 6th class took part in the Fingal Athletics League in Porterstown Park on Tuesday the 29th of March. Approximately 4 children from each class competed in the cross country races. The 3rd class ran 300m, 4th class 400m, 5th class 500m and the 6th class 600m. After about 6 weeks of training hard in school all the children really made our school proud for their excellent behaviour, sportsmanship and determination. Teachers and students really enjoyed the day. Well done to all!
Mark Redican is the Games promotion officer for Tyrrelstown GAA. He coached our Junior Infant and First class children on Tuesdays. Mark has been a big hit with both the children and the teachers. We have loved Mark being here and would like to say a big thank you to him for bringing us great lessons and resources.