Physical activity

Physical Activity

2018 /2019

On Thursday 27th September we held a ‘Take on the Teachers Day’. The whole school gathered in the hall for a basketball shot competition. Great fun was had by all and plenty of promising talent was shown. However, the teachers were unlucky this time round. Our overall winner was Eric in 1st class.

European Week of Sport (22nd-30th September 2018) saw the beginning of our whole school running initiative ‘Tour of Europe Challenge’. Each week all pupils in school are encouraged to complete at least 1km in the playground. Each kilometre they do is recorded and added up. We are hoping to visit as many landmarks sites of Europe as possible.



On Mondays to Thursdays activity zones have been organised in the playground.

  • Monday: Junior Infants and 3rd class
  • Tuesday: Senior Infants and 4th class
  • Wednesday: 1st class and 5th class
  • Thursday: 2nd class and 6th class

On Fridays we have a dance zone in the playground where all pupils can join in together.


February 2018: Basketball and hula hoops

March 2018: Tag balls and bean bags

April/May 2018: Hurdles and skipping ropes

June 2018: Reaction balls and bowling



February 2018: Active lollipop sticks

March 2018: Go Noodle

April/May 2018: Active lollipop sticks

June 2018: Go Noodle


Other active events

Halloween penalty shootout – October 27th 2017

Santa saunter – December 18th 2017

Green day walk – March 16th 2018

Our 11km run to the Spire (running 1km/week in the playground) – February -June 2018

Annual football match against St. Maelruains – June 11th 2018

Sports Day – 27th June 2018