Category: Health Promoting School (page 1 of 9)

End of Year Assemblies

We had a number of end of year events in the school this week. We marked the retirement of teacher Ellen McKiernan on Wednesday with a school mass in our hall which was celebrated by Fr. Rooney. It also marked the graduation of our 6th class who began with a lovely procession of lights. 

On Thursday, the victorious Sligo Hurling team, who won the Lory Meagher Cup in Croke Park last Sunday, came back to visit. Keith Raymond, their captain fantastic and a proud past pupil of our school, spoke passionately about the importance of following your dream, working hard and taking care of your body. He recalled a visit by Mark Scanlon to the school back in 1998 as World Junior Cycling Champion when Keith was a pupil here and the impact that had on him and his love of playing sport. 

 

Friday was our final day. At the prize-giving assembly, the children who had very good attendance received a prize. Special mention to Kian and Melanie who did not miss even a single day! Each week, children who have not missed a day get a green slip to enter this draw and, as well as a monthly draw in each class, there is a big draw at the end of each term. Congratulations to Leon in Junior Infants whose name came out of the big draw! Team Poland won the big team prize for Sports Day and they collected their prizes from Ms Kivlehan. This was the first time that any Sports Day team had received a perfect score in all areas of co-operation and teamwork! The rounders tournament came to an exciting finale on Sports Day and the children who took part also received their medals.

 

Sizzling Hot Sports Day!

On the hottest day of the year so far, we held our sports day! There were no rain jackets or ducking in and out between showers or warm jumpers for the cold. Just buckets of sunscreen and water, shorts and t-shirts, games, fun and happy people!

CPR and Defibrillator Training

Children from rooms 1, 11 and 12 took part in a first aid training workshop with Brian O’Hara from Innisfree Safety. We discussed fire and water safety and learned about how to contact emergency services on 999 if we ever need them.

Brian showed us a defibrillator and we learned how to use one. They are also called AEDs. We were surprised by how safe and easy they were to use. They can be used if somebody is unconscious and not breathing. You can check this by watching their chest for 10 seconds to see if it is going up and down. We also learned how to do compressions on a persons chest and on a baby’s chest to help keep the blood circulating around their body while waiting for help to arrive. 

It was really great to get the chance to practice these skills on the mannequins. The strange thing was that they were all called Anne! 

 

 

Hazelwood in May

On Friday morning, May 18th, Senior Infants and 1st Class set off on a big bus to nearby Hazelwood. As we arrived, many of us were amazed by the amount of bluebells all around. We quickly got into groups and were led by Shailagh (otherwise known as Miss Squirrel). She showed us many plants and trees and explained to us why they looked the way they did. We learned lots and even got to taste some wood sorrel which looked like shamrock! It tasted bitter like lemon.

Some trees we came across included: oak, beech, hazel, ash, sycamore, yew, ivy, holly and hawthorn. We finished up with a picnic by the lake and the sun even came out for us! Back at school, Miss Squirrel put us into groups to make posters showing some trees we had discovered in Hazelwood. What a fun day it was!

Active School Week

We had great fun last week for Active School Week.

On Thursday, we played gaelic and learned lots of drills including how to pass and solo the ball. We played games which were great fun and helped improve our ball handling skills.

Friday was a very busy day with swimming in the Clayton Hotel, a soccer league in the Sligo IT and the juniors took part in Athletics on the Running Track over in Sligo IT.

Throughout the week we had our Walking Lap Challenge on our School Track. Every time we walked or ran a lap we ticked it on our board. At the end of each day we counted to see how many laps we completed for the day.  On Thursday we completed over 350 laps!!!

Every morning we started the day with our Shake up and Wake up dance. I think our favourite dance had to be the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ which got everyone moving.

Some of the classes took on the 60 minute a day Physical Activity Challenge as part of their Active Homework.

We really enjoyed our Active Week this year.

 

Spring I Spy

1st Class have been learning lots about spring recently. We have discovered that a lot of flowers grow in this season and that many baby animals are born. Birds are also busy building nests for their young and swallows will soon return from Africa. This week, we have looked at different life cycles – the frog has been really interesting to learn about.

Here are some photos from our walk last week when we searched for signs of spring around the school and at the Clayton Hotel.

 

Active School Week

Active School Week has gotten off to a great start.

Even with a windy start to the week, the children from Junior Infants to Second class visited the Astro Turf in Sligo IT.  They took part in fun relays and running games.

While the senior children from third to sixth class enjoyed soccer training with Darragh Healy from FAI.

On Wednesday, we started the day with Shake up and Wake up, with Ms. Quigley leading us in the Macarena dance.

Gerry Ferguson , Tug-O-War National Coach came in and the seniors learned the best skills on how to compete in Tug-O-War.

The Juniors had great fun climbing and jumping on the Gymnastic frames.

Looking forward to more activities tomorrow.

Active School Week April 17th to 20th.

Next week is Active School Week. Get ready for lots of fun and games.

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Remember our Active Slogan from last year.

Stay Active, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy!!!

Soccer Blitz at the Showgrounds

Today some of our children got to display their super soccer skills. Our girls played 3 games in the morning. While our boys got to play 4 games in the afternoon. There were some great goals scored throughout the day. There were also some great saves by both Oliwia and Mikey in goals.

We had a great day out and no doubt Sligo Rovers have  a few stars in the making!

Traffic News for February 12th

Next week, starting on Monday the 12th of February, Sligo County Council will start resurfacing Ash Lane. Ash Lane will only have one-way traffic while the road works are in progress. The traffic on Clarion Road is expected  to increase for the next 4 weeks as a result. Therefore we can expect delays in getting to and from St Edward’s NS.

Keep road safety in mind during traffic changes

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