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Promoting Physical Activity

Here at Bishop Ahern N.S., we are always busy promoting physical activity. We strive to get involved with as many initiatives as possible and we have lots of fun while we do it! This year we decided on an Active Slogan and it helps remind us to keep enjoying all the movement we can every day!

Our Active School Slogan

 

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Our running initiative has been so much fun! We are enjoying ourselves as we aim to complete the distance of the Wild Atlantic Way! Please click the link below to see our progress.

Running the Wild Atlantic Way!

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Ms. O’ Sullivan has been running lunch time circuits which have been fantastic! Please click below to see some pictures. The children participate in activities like running, lunges, jumping jacks etc. A big thank you to Ms. O’ Sullivan for all her hard work!

Lunch time circuits

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We love all yard games and we all ‘Do Your Talking as You’re Walking’ but it is great fun to play games with our Playground Leaders during the week. They love helping the younger classes keep fit and active. We received new yard jackets to wear this year which have made us very easy to spot coming!!

Playground leaders

Playground leaders

Playground leaders

Playground leaders

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The weather has made it difficult to make sure we get out in the yard for our two outdoor breaks every day but that hasn’t stopped anyone here from keeping active. We use GoNoodle and Movement Breaks regularly in the school and at the moment, Ms. Kirwan’s class are putting movement to musicals and songs to make sure we all keep our bodies moving. The 5th and 6th class are really enjoying it! Thank you Ms. Kirwan for all the hard work.

5th and 6th class girls

5th and 6th class girls

5th and 6th class boys

5th and 6th class boys

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We are also enjoying the 10@10 programme which keeps us active even when we can’t get outside!

10@10

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We participate in the Sciath na Scol football, hurling and camogie competitions which have been part of school tradition for many years now.

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We have recently started ‘Game of the Month’ where our Active School Flag Committee learn a new game every month and then encourage their peers to play the game at lunch breaks or during free play.  Please find our ‘Games of the Month’ attached below and feel free to play them at home!

December Game of the Month – Rock Paper Scissors Tag

January Game of the Month – Builders and Bulldozers

February Game of the Month – Hop to the Rescue

March Game of the Month – Side Stepping Musical Chairs

April Game of the Month – Detective Jumping

May Game of the Month – Pass the Squeeze

We had great fun playing Builders and Bulldozers to teach our friends

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We recently had our Christmas Concert which was a great success. Not only was it festive but also active as you will see from the photos!

Christmas Concert 2017


Our Easter Egg hunt this year was another great success as we ran around the school hunting for our eggs and this year we even included a few laps of the yard to finish!

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt