Thursday 26th September 2019 – National Fitness Day

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National Fitness Day (Thursday 26th September 2019) was a physical activity filled day for the pupils of Taney Parish Primary School!

 

All classes took part in various activities throughout the day including:

Active Brain Breaks

Active Spelling and Tables

Partner Class Sports

Designing and Making Circuits and Games

Dancing

Gaelic Football Sessions

A Walking Tour of St. Nahi’s

Jogging and Running Activities

Buddy Playground Games

 

As part of National Fitness Day and Active Travel Thursday, the pupils made a great effort to walk, scoot, cycle and jog to school wearing their black and red active gear. A great day was had by all!

Active Week

There was lots of physical activity throughout the school for Active School Week which took place from 27th to 31st May 2019.

There were fitness classes with Luke where we were put through our paces with lots of exercises, challenges, games and music. Later in the week, two coaches from Bar Monkey provided each class with impressive demonstrations on a high bar and taught us floor movements as well as bar challenges.

All classes engaged in Active Homework and recorded their physical activity in their Active School Diaries. There were plenty of other activities taking place both in our classrooms and outdoors. Some of these included: Go Noodle, Mindfulness Activities, Camel Cup Soccer Tournament, Swimming, Active School Songs/Raps, Active Science Experiments, Cricket, Athletics, Running Challenges and much much more.

The week concluded with our annual Sports Day where there was plenty of fun doing relays, obstacle courses, three-legged races and straight races. Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who helped to organise and coordinate the event.

Check out the Active School Notice Board for more posters, pictures and samples of work.

Active Irish

6th class have been combining their Irish skills with P.E. at the moment. Firstly each group was given a fitness circuit in Irish. They had to figure out what to do and what equipment they needed. Then each group completed their own circuit as well as having a go on everyone else’s! Some groups also added in an extra “sixth class” challenge! The children then got the opportunity to teach the Junior Infants how to do each circuit and they completed them together!

Cricket Season in full swing

Taney Cricket started with training before Easter.  We had a great take up this year with 36 boys and girls participating from 6th Class.

The 4th Class entered the Cricket Leinster Schools competition for the first time and played Matches against Willow Park, St Mary’s and CUS.  They were also invited to play in a Cricket Leinster cricket blitz in Terenure Cricket Club and three 4th class teams travelled on the day.

We played in the 6th Class Schools Leprechaun Cup softball and hardball competitions and competed really well and all the children got to play for Taney Parish Primary School in a competitive game.

Training will continue in Marlay Park every Wednesday for the Summer Term.

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