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We are thrilled with the new playground equipment in Scoil Mhuire Junior. It is a great way to keep the children active during breaktimes and is also being used for movement breaks throughout the day and even before and after school! The equipment has been a wonderful addition to our school grounds and the children are getting endless enjoyment out of using it.
Our traditional fun day has turned into a whole week of activity in recent years. 2017’s Active Week was a phenomenal success with non-stop fun and activities throughout the week. The video says it all!
Well done to all the 2nd Class children who took part in the football blitz last week. Lots of great skills were on display and huge fun was had. A big thank you to Ms O’Riordan, Ms Moran and all the teachers involved. And of course huge thanks to Alan Courtney and Phillie Wolfe from Moorefield GAA for their continued work coaching our footballers!
Breaktime is the perfect time for children to be active. Our infant classes get great support from the Playground Leaders from 2nd Class who help them to stay active and lead them in a range of activities and exercises. All 2nd Class children get to have turns at being ‘Playground Leaders’, a role they take the role very seriously.
Another successful year of working with Sandra from CiDS Gymnastics on developing gymnastic skills. Sandra works intensively with each class in the school on a range of gymnastic skills. The benefits of gymnastics are huge in terms of fitness, flexibility, balance and co-ordination and gymnastics can form a strong basis for any sport. Gymnastics is one of the strands in the PE curriculum and the school places great importance on all strands being given ample curricular time in order for the children to learn and develop. This is a wonderful experience for the children who progress so much each year. Recently our Junior Infant classes received their Level 1 certificates!