2pm PE slot
As part of our Covid 19 response plan (to allow ventilation of the rooms in the afternoon) every class has a ten minute PE slot at 2pm. Each week each class runs a mile during one of these day (3 laps around the GAA walking track). Ms McGarrigle raised our 'Daily Mile' flag on December 18th 2020.
As part of our Active Flag programme, every class in the school committed to taking Active Breaks during the school day for the month of November 2018. This helped add a bit of fun into what can be a very dreary month, especially when the weather is too wet to play outside!
We did Yoga, facilitated by Helga Einarsdottir.
We 'ran to Europe' ! We are running the distance to lots of European landmarks, in laps around the school yard.
We did 'Go Noodle' dance breaks.
We did our 10@10 breaks including, 'Jumping Jacks', 'mountain climbers', 'jog on the spot'and other activities in each room
We had a football break for every class level throughout the day
Since our November initiative was so successful, we have been using these break activities on a weekly basis and they have proven successful in helping the children maintain their focus during the school week.