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We encourage our pupils at Taney Parish Primary School to get involved in activities outside of school. Involvement in after school activities as well as in local clubs is likely to encourage lifelong participation in a sport or activity. We invite coaches and instructors from the local community and further afield to deliver sessions to the pupils to give them an opportunity to try out different ways of being active. These include GAA, Zumba, Bike Safety and Skills, Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Pound Classes, Skipping, Badminton and Irish Dancing. Our partnerships are following:
- Ballinteer St. John’s GAA club
- St. Olaf’s GAA club
- YM Cricket Club
- An Garda Síochána
- The Movement Project (Dundrum)
- Road Safety Authority
- Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Cycling
- Marlay Park
- Leicester Celtic
- Wayside Celtic
- Leinster Cricket
- Leinster Hockey
What Club Are You In?
During February and March, the Active School Committee conducted a “What Club Are You In?” survey. We compiled the information and the results are displayed on the Active School Notice Board. We realised that the pupils are involved in numerous forms of physical activity including: Gymnastics, Badminton, Rugby, Ballet, Soccer, Taekwando, Horse Riding, Hockey, Swimming, Skiing and much much more.
Swimming starts in 2nd Class and participation is mandatory for all pupils up to and including 5th Class. The lessons take place on Wednesdays, during school time, at Loughlinstown Swimming Pool, as per the following terms:
Autumn Term – 4th and 5th Classes
Spring Term – 2nd and 3rd Classes
Summer Term – 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Classes
At the end of the year, there is a gala to demonstrate swimming skills with a presentation of medals and certificates for all pupils.
We were very lucky to have fantastic coaches from Balinteer St. John’s GAA Club to come and show us some skills this Spring term. We were engaging in a variety of skills and games including: High Catch, Low Catch, Body Catch, Reach Catch, Toe Tap, The Bounce, Hand Passing, Shadowing and much much more.
Two coaches from Leinster Cricket Club, Rathmines treated Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes to cricket sessions in our playground. We played lots of fun games which aided us with our hand-eye coordination, throwing and catching skills, batting and bowling technique and concentration.
Sixth Class began their Cycling Training Module with Cycle Right in April for 6 weeks. They have learned a lot about cycling safety and skills. The cycling tracks have been very helpful in directing the bicycles around the playground.
On Thursday, 19th April, 272 pupils along with their parents, younger siblings, grandparents and canine companions replaces the recently-required snowboots for shades as the participated in the Fun/Sponsored Walk at Marlay Park. It was a great turnout and Ms Blain’s 1st Class was particularly impressive, with 26 children present. Such was the positive energy that it was impossible to judge the best class spirit so the good news is that all the classes are being rewarded with homework passes. Thanks so much to the parent and teacher volunteers who helped with the registrations and ensured that everyone was kept in tow and on track along the route.
Past pupils Sophie Maleady, Alex Orr and Ben McCrea kindly returned to Taney to present the teams with their various medals, trophies and cups! These past pupils started their hockey careers in Taney and then progressed to various different levels including playing with Leinster Hockey, Ireland hockey and U.C.D. as well as plying with their own clubs! It was wonderful to have them back as they were a great inspiration to all the young players in Taney.
What a great year it was for both the girls’ and boys’ teams! Congratulations to all involved and a very big thank you to the Sport’s Committee, the coaches and to the parents!