Congratulations to our wonderful Team of Athletes who competed in the Limerick Primary Schools Athletics Championship which took place in U.L. on May 16th. A total of 24 boys travelled with their coach, Mr. Shannagher. This is a combined team event with the performance of each child contributing to the overall result.
There was great celebrating when the boys returned carry a very large cup. Well done to all involved, we are very proud of your achievements and a special thanks to all who supported the boys at the event on the day.
Our success was made even more special when we were honored with a visit to our school by Thomas Barr . Tom had heard of our success from Ms Gallagher and came along to speak to all the boys from 3rd to 6th. It was an amazing experience for the children to meet a real Olympian! Thank you Tom for your inspirational chat to the boys and best of luck in your future races. And thanks Ms Gallagher for arranging this opportunity for us.
Our whole school took part in creating and choosing our Active School Slogan ‘Let’s Jump, Let’s Run, Let’s Have Some Fun!’.
We took part in the ‘Active Break Challenge Everyday’. Our Active School Committee came up with these ‘Active Break Ideas’ on lollipop sticks for classes to use as inspiration. Classes logged their Active Breaks on a chart in their classroom.
Run Around Ireland Challenge
Each class is taking part in our Run Around Ireland Challenge. The Active School Committee have provided each class with charts to mark their progress and they occasionally use the school intercom to encourage everyone to keep up the good work.
Feel Good Friday
‘Feel good Friday’ has become a familiar feature in our school. Our Fridays have been filled with skipping, running, dancing and other challenges. When we see the speaker being rolled out to the yard at breaktime you can be guaranteed to see the many dance battles and great dance moves coming out. Music on the yard has been a big hit.
Our playground leaders have been doing a great job setting up games and managing equipment on the playground. They encourage all children to become involved and more active during playtime. Keep up the good work boys.
Our Active School Committee have been working very hard throughout the year organising challenges and activities.
Active School Week 2023
We held our Active School Week from the 1st – 5th of May. It was a great success and both teachers and students enjoyed it immensely. Everyone wore their tracksuits for the week and completed some Active Homework. The week was thoroughly enjoyable and reminded us of the importance of staying fit and healthy. We learned that there are many different ways to be active even if it is something as simple as getting out for a walk. Well done to all boys and teachers who participated in our Active School Week this year.
Table Tennis Take Over
We kicked off the week with a Table Tennis Take Over. Our table tennis sets were put to good use and each class came out to show off their skills. Our Active School Committee set up a mixture of games including table tennis, yard tennis and football tennis. It was fantastic.
Active Walkway Challenges
Our new Active Walkway was put to excellent use during the week. It was a massive hit. Pupils and teachers enjoyed following the new trail and taking part in the orienteering challenges. This is a super resource which links activity and exercise with; Maths challenges, English challenges, Geography challenges, mindfulness and much more.
We held our big athletics day on Garryowen Green. The mixture of competitive and fun races ensured that everyone was able to take part and enjoy themselves. Our Active School Committee laid out our track and benches for spectators. We saw fantastic sportsmanship as everyone cheered each other on. Boys took part in sprints, relays, long distance runs and the long jump. Winners qualified to represent our school in the UL Athletics competition later in the month. We had a lot of tired but happy faces at the end of the day.
Run Around Ireland Challenge
Our Run Around Ireland Challenge continued throughout Active School Week. It was great to see all classes clock up the kilometers on their daily runs.
Wake Up Shake Up
Our Active School Committee kept everyone on their toes with Active Lines. ASF committee members led the exercise getting our hearts pumping before returning to class refreshed.
Pump up the Volume
During a very entertaining dance off we saw amazing moves from the boys of St. Patrick’s Boys NS. We saw the Cha Cha slide, Rock the Boat, the Griddy and lots of other dance moves being displayed. It was fantastic