Run Around Ireland Challenge 2022

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As part of our Active School Flag, all classes are participating in the Run Around Ireland Challenge 2022 for 4 weeks from 14th March until Easter.  Everyone runs every day and classes count the number of laps they complete.  Some classes are also clocking up laps as part of their active homework, which all classes complete every week.  The challenge involves ‘visiting’ famous landmarks in Ireland, so there are lots of interesting discussions and debates going on in classrooms about which landmark to run to next and children who have visited these places on their holidays are describing what they experienced there to their classmates.   This challenge has also been very beneficial for our maths, as sixth class used tablets to calculate the distance from Taney School to all the landmarks.  All classes are helping their teachers to total and keep a record of the number of laps they have run and how much further they have to go!

Active breaktimes

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In the last month our classes have been given some new skipping ropes and elastics to play with in the yard.  We have individual ropes and larger ropes for groups to play together.  Classes have taken some time to learn new skipping and elastics games and rhymes.  We also have new signs with ideas for games in the First and Second Class yard.  With all these activities, as well as our ball games going on, we certainly are having very active breaktimes!

End of Season Junior Hockey Blitz

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Over 90 Taney pupils from 2nd, 3rd and 4th class signed up for junior hockey, which was held on Friday afternoons in Three Rock Rovers.

Due to covid, hockey was mixed this year with the pupils playing within their class pods until restrictions eased.

Sport is a wonderful way to make new friends from the other class groups and thankfully we could mix and encourage this towards the end of the season.

A panel of 20 coaches was used throughout the year.  Many thanks to the hockey playing parents who coached when regular coach numbers were down. We had Irish senior, U21 and indoor internationals coaching, as well as our regular Taney coaches who are so reliable and passionate about Taney hockey.

The hockey improved so much throughout the year.  The coaches regularly commented on the good behaviour and talent on display.

For the season finale we had a tournament for 80 children, split into 8 teams.  It was super fun and a great way to finish the Taney hockey season!  Well done everyone.

Senior Hockey

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Another great term of 64 boys and girls from 5th and 6th class.  The start back was rocky as we had to postpone for a couple of weeks due to Covid however with smiles on faces for the return on 25th January thankfully we have not looked back!  We were also very fortunate to have been able to enter the Leinster 6th class schools league games.  There were 2 girls teams and 1 boys team.  Although no finals were reached all teams played their hearts out and were a credit to the school.

Once things settled back two 5th class blitzes were organised with Kildare Place and Whitechurch.  Great to see all the hard work the coaches have put in and the skills of the children for those games.  A massive thank you to our coaches, all of those who helped us throughout the season and for the parents ferrying children to various league locations! Onwards on upwards to an uninterrupted season come September!

Cycle Safety Course

6th Class have been very excited to begin their Cycle Safety course.  Last week we had a theory lesson in the classroom where we learned about rules of the road, safety measures etc.

Here is Mr. Ross’s class enjoying their first outdoor lesson on their bikes.

“Gallery in the Classroom”

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Ms. Dolan’s second class attended a “Gallery in the classroom” workshop on zoom that was hosted by the National Gallery of Ireland.  Our tour guide was called Elaine and she guided us through the entrance of the Gallery as well as showing us 5 different pieces of art:

The children responded to the art – discussing what they liked/didn’t like about the pictures.  Elaine told the children some history about each painting and showed its location in the gallery!  It was a wonderful workshop – the children and adults in the room couldn’t wait to visit the gallery in real life soon!

Run to Beijing

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From 4th – 20th February all of our classes participated in “Run to Beijing”.  This challenge, which coincided with the Winter Olympics, involved them recording their active minutes at home, running every day in school and focusing on being active at breaktimes.  Class teachers then logged these activities on the Run to Beijing website, bringing their classes on an interactive journey from Ireland to China, celebrating winter sports, Team Ireland and Chinese culture as they passed through checkpoints such as Chamonix and Innsbruck on the way.

In total our pupils travelled the equivalent of 77,367km!

Taney Readathon

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The PTA are running a Readathon to raise money for new books in our school and one of the challenges was to send a picture of yourself reading in an unusual place!

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