The boys and girls are involved in a variety of lunchtime activities every day. They range from soccer, hand ball and wall ball to skipping, ring toss and hopscotch. They also try to do all of their talking while they are walking to get more exercise. Great fun is being had by all!
The children in Junior and Senior Infants had great fun today as they showed off their moves at a Halloween disco in the hall!
Girls Mini 7s team did us proud in their final.
10 girls from 5th and 6th class represented the school at a final in Newcestown versus Kilmeen N.S. last week. Unfortunately they were not victorious on the day but they did us proud!
Activities moved to the pitch for second break.
Now that summer has arrived there is a new system in place for 4th to 6th at second break. All of the children in these classes now move to the top pitch at this time and have plenty of space to play soccer, skipping, running, throwing and catching games and any other activities that get them moving. This system is working very well and the children are loving the freedom of movement that the pitch allows!
Teachers and children unite in soccer tournament to finish Active Schools Week on a high.
A selection of teachers, SNAs and children from 4th to 6th class made up 4 teams to take part in a soccer tournament on Friday of our Active Week on the astroturf pitch. This was a great way to finish our Active Week as the entire school came to watch and cheer on their chosen team. Great fun was had by all!
4th class Karate taster-session with Stephen O'Callaghan
Irish Dancing display at assembly
The children were delighted to witness a fantastic display of Irish Dancing from students of our school and also two young girls from America (Mrs Lynch's nieces) who were in Ireland to compete in the International Irish Dancing championships.
Easter Egg Hunt/Orienteering
Every class in the school took part in an Easter Egg Hunt or orienteering exercise on the school grounds during Active Schools week. The children really enjoyed working in groups to find clues and explore the school.
3rd class win Sketchers Active Class challenge
The Spraoi team together with Sketchers Ireland set up a competition for the classes to encourage tem to get active in the lead up to Active Schools Week. The two 3rd classes really impressed the team and won Sketchers goodie bags for their great efforts!
Whole school adventure!
On Wednesday of our Active School Week all of the staff and children went on a walk outside of the school grounds. This was very exciting for the younger children in particular and the older children went on a big walk all the way to Tower village and back again! Well done to all!
5th class HIIT session with Sharon Corkery
Skipping for Active Schools Week!
On Monday of our Active School week the children from Junior Infants to First Class were given a chance to practice the skill of skipping and some showed off great moves!
High Intensity Interval Training for the whole school!
Al of the children took part in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) after their breaks this week. The children and their teachers practiced lots of different exercises and enjoyed getting fit and active together!
Partnerships - C.I.T, Sketchers and Project Spraoi
The Spraoi team have been working with the children from 2nd to 6th class all year and today they held a special event in conjunction with Sketchers and our Active School Week. We had members of the Spraoi team and special guests Yvonne O'Byrne (Irish hockey) and Patrick Collins (Cork hurling) who spoke to children and answered their questions. The 3rd class children also got Sketchers goodie bags for the great effort they put into the active challenge set for them over the past few weeks by Spraoi.
Active week begins!!
The boys and girls from the committee have made Active School Week posters to display all over the school to remind everyone to be as active as possible throughout the week!
Meet the Committee!
The boys and girls on The Active School Committee have a very busy week ahead as we will be having our Active School Week next week from April 3rd to 7th. The children in the picture below make up the committee and they have been doing great work all year making posters, brainstorming ideas and encouraging others in school to get active!
Active School Committee
The children's committee have been busy brainstorming ideas for Active School Week at the end of March and they have also made posters to encourage all children in school to 'Do your talking as you are walking'.
Our 6th class girls did us proud when they represented the school at The Parochial Hall in Gurranabraher this week. The girls played 3 matches and had great fun!
Folk dancing is going down a treat!!
The children are really enjoying their Folk Dancing each week. It is great for their fitness and so much fun!
Ball Handling Skills with Blarney United FC
The lucky Senior Infant children are currently in the middle of 8 weeks of coaching with Blarney United FC. They are greatly improving their ball handling skills and are having great fun too!
We did 10@10 in association with Operation Transformation!!
This year RTE's Operation Transformation team promoted 10@10 for all of the school children in the country. This initiative was set up to get all children active for 10 minutes at 10 o'clock on February 10th. We accepted this challenge and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all as you will see in the pictures below.
We love to dance!!
The boys and girls have been learning fantastic new dances with the girls from the 'Spraoi' team. They have also been getting active in Folk Dance classes and are loving the opportunities to express themselves through dance.
3rd and 4th class children have taken over Morning Muscles!!
Morning Muscles is back up and running on Monday and Wednesday mornings before school. The children of 3rd and 4th class are very enthusiastic and have been making a great effort to attend and are giving it their all!
Morning Muscles Christmas Edition!
The 5th and 6th class children have been getting very active over the past 4 weeks with Monring Muscles on two mornings each week before school. This week we played Christmas songs and wore Santa hats to get into the Christmas spirit! The children from 2nd, 3rd and 4th class also got a taster of these activities when they took over the hall on Tuesday morning to avail of a special Christmas edition.
The Active Schools Committee have taken their activities to a new level in the run up to Christmas. They organised a Christmas disco in the school yard and for classes to have a Christmas themed 'Drop Everything and Dance' in their classrooms.
The Active Schools team have started doing a short fitness blast for 15 minutes every Monday and Friday morning before school. We have started with 5th and 6th classes and have had a great turnout so far!
We got very active here in Cloghroe in preparation for Halloween!! Over 500 children walked to school for the 'Spooky Walk to School' and the younger children had a Halloween disco in the school hall. Check out their moves below!
All classes now have extra activities that they can partake in during break times. See below some of the activities that the children have been getting up to. They are also thinking of new games to play every week!
In September 2016 Cloghroe NS began the process of achieving an Active School Flag (ASF). This is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland which aims to get schools and children more active, more often. The ASF is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. Cloghroe NS prides itself on the physical education facilities and the many sports and activities which we provide and we believe that we are in a strong position to apply for and achieve an ASF. A committee has been set up from the teaching staff and this team will coordinate the school's efforts throughout the year which will include a students body representation similar to the Green Schools Committee. Please find attached some documents which will provide some additional information or visit www.activeschoolflag.ie.