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Tug of War Challenge

As part of European Week of Sport, St. Edward’s NS were very lucky to have Gerry Ferguson come into our school and teach us all about Tug of War.

Tug of War is a great team sport where everyone works together. Two teams are against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of the rope with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the other team’s pull.

We had competitions against different teams in our class. It was great fun when we had the boys against the girls and even the Staff against the Pupils competition.

It was really enjoyable but hard work too as we had to use all our strength to pull as hard as we could.

Be Safe Be Seen

In Junior Infants we are learning  about Road Safety.

We are learning the song and the actions to the Safe Cross Code. It is very important that we follow the Safe Cross Code when we are walking to school.

We got new high visibility jackets that we can wear when we are out walking. The cars and other traffic will be able to see us better if we wear these.

If we live far from the school and come to school in a car we can ‘Park and Stride’ . This means we can come in our car and then park it just a little bit from the school and walk the rest of the way.  It is good to get some exercise and fresh air in the morning before we come to school. It helps us learn.

Be Safe Be Seen!!!

Sports Day 2017

The weather did not co-operate but we still had great fun  for Sports Day! We went to the IT and got to use their fantastic facilities. We ran on the athletics track, tried out the long jump, ran novelty races in the grass, played football on the astro turf, and played basketball and parachute games in the Knocknarea Arena! 

Classes were in mixed teams and we cant wait for assembly next week when we find out which teams got the most points for working well together!

Our Active Week eBook

Active School

Did you know that kids need 60 minutes of physical activity per day?


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(Picture sourced http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-learning-toolkit/health-and-nutrition-numbers)

10 @ 10



At 10 o ‘clock today,  pupils, parents and staff were all active and taking part in some form of exercise as part of Operation Transformation 10@10 nationwide initiative.

Schools across the country put down their school books and got active, trying to show the importance of exercise in our lives.


December in Senior Infants

We have had a very busy December in Senior Infants! We completed our athletics sessions with Dermott and started yoga with Cathríona. We really love using our volcano breaths when we want to relax! We enjoyed our Christmas Aistear theme and created some lovely little plays with Christmas character puppets in our small world area. Our role play corner was transformed into Santa’s Workshop. We took phone orders, designed some toys on paper and them made them and wrapped them for sending out! We made and painted some Christmas tree decorations to hang up at home and some snowmen faces with recycled shredded paper. 

We had a special visitor in a red suit to our classroom and he gave us some yummy treats. He was very funny and he thought that Patrick G. was related to Honey G! He said that Mick, our elf, had been telling him some very good stories about our class. We were very excited when our families came to hear us sing on a stage in the hall. We sang some Christmas songs and said a Christmas poem. They clapped a lot and really liked our singing! On the last day of school, we got to wear our Christmas jumpers and hats and went to assembly in the hall. Lauren and Patrick O. got a selection box from Mrs. McGowan because they have had really good attendance this term. 

Happy Christmas from Senior Infants!





Yoga in Junior Infants

We are learning yoga in our class.

We are learning about different ways of breathing. Our tummy gets bigger and smaller as we breathe in and out.

We listen to the music and we move with it. We pretended we were  going on holidays and we learned how to do different moves like  the boat, the aeroplane and balance on a surfboard.

Today we stood like a Christmas tree and everyone held hands in a circle. We all had to balance. It is a lot of fun.

Active Schools Flag.


This year we are taking part in the Active School Flag Award.
This is a great way for us to learn about keeping fit and being healthy. It is also great fun!

We will keep you posted on fun, active events as they come up throughout the year.

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