St Luke's N.S seek to assist the children in our school in achieving their potential through providing a balanced programme of activities where each child is encouraged to participate at his/her individual level. The children will engage in various activities in the six PE strands over the duration of the year.
This year boys and girls from the 3rd classes got the wonderful opportunity to attend swimming lessons at the National Aquatic Centre. The lessons ran for 6 weeks every Wednesday. The children learnt so many important skills and they really enjoyed the experience.
Ms Mc Guane, Ms Lennon, Ms Hogan, Ms Cullinan and Ms Bolger’s class trialled the water safety programme with their classes in June in support of the Aquatics strand in PE. Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) outlines the essential life-saving guidelines that every child needs to know. Written and designed for all age groups, with beautiful illustrations, a wealth of tips and advice, and all sorts of interactive games and puzzles to reinforce the lessons learned, PAWS offers simple common sense on how we can be safe around our waterways. Each child becomes a certified PAWs hero after participating in the programme.
Check out their website to learn more and sample some of their interactive games about water safety: https://www.teachpaws.ie/
May is the month that the whole school practice their Gymnastics skills in PE. All classes participated in a gymnastics circuit in the hall during their PE time in the last week of May. They practiced a variety of Gymnastic moves like travelling, jumping, rolling and balancing.