It's great to see all our children keeping happy and active during breaktimes in the various playgrounds. Our 2021/2022 new Active Committee are fantastic at giving out the playground equipment and tidying it away - well done!
Our 2020/2021 Active Committee continue to keep up our Physical fitness. We are participating in the Operation Transformation 10 @ 10 and so we try to have ten minutes of a movement break throughout the day. On P.E. days we do lots of activities such as Station teaching, GAA, Irish dancing, basketball and now we are also doing soccer training. Our Active Committee are keeping us fit with our Active Lines, Active Zones and the different activities that they organise throughout the year! Check out the team doing the daily Active Lines.
Since our return to school after the Christmas lockdown, we have got amazing use out of our Active Walkway as the weather has improved. We use it for our 'Run Around Ireland' laps, our athletics and also just for a walk as a break from all our hard work in the classroom!!!
Easter Egg Hunt
5th and 6th class thoroughly enjoyed taking part in an Easter Egg hunt using our Active Walkway. Lots of fun was had even if the conditions were a little chilly!!!!
Raising The Daily Mile Flag
Thursday 10th December was 'Raise the flag' for the Daily Mile. The whole school took part in the Daily Mile challenges and were delighted to get their photo taken with the flag today.
Our Active committee put in fantastic work to discover what new sports equipment was needed for the students in our school. After surveys, questionaires and suggestion boxes, the committee put their ideas forward to Mr Dunne who arranged new equipment for the school. Each classroom has now got their set of hula hoops, skipping ropes, bean bags and footballs to play with at yard time. In addition to this, a bluetooth speaker will be given to each class on a specific day for a dance zone at yard time!
Run Around Ireland 2020-21
The children in Edmondstown are taking part in a running challenge for the year as part of our Active Flag activities. The children will run a certain distance everyday to reach different landmarks across Ireland. This is a fantastic inititave and also integrates some maths and geography also.
Run Around Europe Challenge 2019/2020
The school are taking part in the 'Run around Europe' challenge. Each city is a certain amount of KM away and each lap of the school counts for 5KM. The children are encouraged to run as much as five laps a day. We hope to reach many European cities by June!
Active Zones 2019/2020
At break times, our playground leaders arrange our Active Zone in our school yard. On Monday's and Wednesday's, you will see many in our school skipping and on Tuesday's and Thursday's the hola hoop's will be laid by our playground leaders for the children to play with. Check out the photos below!
Keeping active at breaktime
We like to keep active on the yard during our breaks. If we're having a chat, our motto is: "Do your talking as you're walking!" We have a rota for the use of a football and skipping rope each day so all the classes get a turn. The Sixth Class pupils are really helpful and love involving the younger students on the skipping rope!
Click on the titles below to view our activities in each of these areas in Active Schools. Check out the archive to view our Active Flag endeavours from previous years.