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Active School Week
Well done to all who have been participating at home and trying to do some physical activity each day! Click here for activities to try from your child’s teacher.
A few follow up pieces of additional information:
If your child has been taking part and you would like your child’s teacher to send him/her a certificate by email, please email your child’s teacher and we will be happy to do so!
SHOUT OUT for #ActiveHomeWeek Videos (RTE Home School Hub EXTRA):
RTE Home School Hub EXTRA would love to receive videos from children from all parts of the country showing how they got active during #ActiveHomeWeek.
Their aim is to show as wide a variety of activities as possible:
- Taking on TEACHER Challenges – Beans Can Stacking/Toilet Roll Challenges/Bin Challenges
- NEW skills – Juggling/Skipping/Gymnastics etc.
- DANCE- The Foot Shake Challenge, Ballet etc.
- FAMILY Fitness – Activities where other members of the family join in as well
- INDOOR Fitness Activities – Active Board Games, Active Spellings/Maths etc.
How to submit:
- 20-30 seconds video (no longer)
- When videoing it’s really important to hold the camera SIDEWAYS
- Begin with child/children introducing themselves (first name/school/county) before their activity begins
- Go to www.rte.ie/learn
- Click on the RED button called ‘Share Your Content with Home School Muinteoirs’. (just above the 1st/2nd class section).
- Complete the short online form and send your video – it’s a very easy process.
- Submit by Friday 1st May at 12pm.
- The videos will be aired as part of the RTE Home School Hub EXTRA programme on TUESDAY, May 5th
- RTE Home School Hub promise that they will look through every video that they receive but advise, if large numbers of videos are received, they will only be able to play a selection of them.
Fingers crossed we’ll see our school represented on next Tuesday’s show!
WHAT IS ACTIVE HOME WEEK?
Our school has been awarded with an Active Flag by the Department of Education and Skills because of its commitment to promoting and encouraging pupils to be more active and healthier with a wide range of annual activities. Active Week is always a special week in our annual school calendar. This year our Active Schools Committee has replaced Active Schools Week with Active Home Week, as part of the Department of Education and
Skills and Healthy Ireland Initiative. The aim of this initiative is to motivate young people to keep active by trying out NEW activities, taking on CHALLENGES and HAVING FUN with family activities. To complete this year’s challenge, children have to find different ways of being active each day, making sure it adds up to 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily.
Teacher have posted ideas about how to keep active at home by providing opportunities to bring more physical activity into daily routines. We hope that the week will re-inforce the message that physical activity is not only good for you but it is also very enjoyable as a family activity. Check out twitter activities including GAA skills training with coaches from both Sarsfields and Moorefield as well as other keep-fit ideas posted online. We hope you all stay SAFE, have FUN and most importantly keep ACTIVE.
This week, children and families across Ireland will participate in #ActiveHomeWeek. Scoil Mhuire Junior is taking part and encouraging children to have a go at doing some physical activity each day this week. Click here for more information. Teachers will include some physical activities in their work suggestions this week so IF it suits your family to participate then have a go! Remember to include #activehomeweek and @scoilmhuirescmj if tweeting about your activities!
And if you would like some extra ideas for keeping active, just have a look at this word cloud:
The staff and pupils of Scoil Mhuire Junior are gearing up for their 2019 Active Week starting on June 17th as part of the Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland Initiative, which provides opportunities to bring physical activity into the classroom and school-yard. The school has been awarded with an Active Flag by the Department of Education and Skills because of its commitment to promoting and encouraging pupils to be more active and healthier with a wide range of annual activities. Active Week will be launched on Monday, 17th June with , Moorefield and Kildare Senior footballer, Adam Tyrrell at 9am, kick-starting a programme of physical activities , culminating with a School Fun Day. Co-ordinator, Rosarii Harty, in conjunction with the in-school organising committee hopes that the week will re-inforce the message that physical activity is not only good for you but it is also very enjoyable. The week provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the physical activity opportunities available in the locality as well as offering opportunities to work collaboratively with students, teachers and parents. Activities include GAA skills with coaches from both Sarsfield and Moorefield, gymnastics, dance activities with Brenda Malone, football skills training, yarn bomb trails, fun- run, visits by heritage expert and explorer, Vinnie Butler, bubble races as well as a series of in-class activities. Scoil Mhuire Junior is indebted to members of local sporting clubs and societies who volunteer their time and skills to make Active Week the most popular week in the school calendar and in particular its vibrant Parents Council who have fun-raised for the bouncy castles and many other treats during the year. It is hoped that this week will continue to improve attitudes of both children and parents towards physical activity and lay the foundations for positive, lifelong physical activity habits.
Our annual Fun Day takes place this Friday, 21st June! It marks the end of another wonderful Active Week in Scoil Mhuire Junior!
The timetable for Fun Day can be viewed here:
We had a fantastic week of fun, games and activity for Active Week 2018. What a week we had!
We kicked it off with an assembly to launch the week with special guest, Kildare Senior footballer James Murray. He spoke to the children about the importance of sport and being active and encouraged them to keep practising and to get involved in local clubs.
Some of the highlights of Active Week included competing in the running challenge ‘Run for Fun’, beanbag golf, a walk to the local yarn bomb, soccer skills with Newbridge Town FC, football with Sarsfields GAA, dance music on the yard, bubble parties, yoga lessons, dance classes, gymnastics a QR-code hunt and of course the annual Fun Day! Fun Day was one of the best ever with obstacle courses, novelty races, bouncy castles, parachute games, a magic show, a disco and a visit to the ice-cream van!
We can’t wait for Active Week 2019 with lots of exciting things planned!