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Active School Week
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!