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Primary Schools Athletics

Primary Schools Athletics

We got ready in the hall .We walked over to the IT. It was my first time there. I felt nervous, but when my race was on I felt super. On my team were Mikey,Josh,Jamie and me. Our team finished in second place.

The weather was nice, but a bit cold. There were lots of teachers and children. I knew a lot of people there. There were also a lot of schools there.

We were the orange team. The green team came first in their heat. Gary,Herman,Emily and Aivis were the green team. They got into the finals and came in third place. We were all very happy for the green team.

We all had fun and I would love to do it again.


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See more photos on the Sligo Sports and Recreation Paternership Facebook page

Mindfulness in 4th class

Breathing Exercises

In 4th class we do breathing activities every day with Ms. Reilly. We put our feet flat on the floor, sit up straight and close our eyes or focus on one spot in the room. We put one hand on our belly and the other hand on our chest so we can feel the breaths in our body. When we are relaxed we then count our breaths for 1 minute. We have started to notice that our breathing is slower when we are calm and faster when we are excited or giddy.

We also use our glitter jars as one of our mindfulness techniques to help us to focus and calm down.

First we all shake our jars. Teacher then counts to 3 and we all stop and put our jars on the table.

We then focus on the glitter in the jar and watch until all of the bits of glitter fall to the bottom of the jar. The glitter represents all the thoughts in our minds and our minds feels calmer as the glitter settles.

Sometimes in 4th class we do relaxation lying down. We get to use cushions and blankets. We listen to teacher leading us through a relaxation journey to make us feel calm, safe and happy.


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!

Food Dudes in Senior Infants

We have been using the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme in St. Edward’s and Senior Infants have learned all about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables every day to keep healthy. We watched episodes of the adventures of the Food Dudes as they fought General Junk, Master Disaster and Miss Demeanour. We got lots of rewards for eating portions of fruit and vegetables which were delivered to our classroom every day.

For phase 2 of the programme, we got special  lunchboxes and brought in our own fruit and veg from home. We got ticks on a chart each time we brought them in as we work towards getting our certificates. 

Luke says he likes eating peppers now, so does Blake. He brings them in his new lunchbox! Lauren liked tasting the cucumber and Patrick Gerard loved the grapes especially.

Food Dudes in Rm 10

Second class enjoyed taking part in Food Dudes. We had fruit and vegetables each day. We got awards for trying new foods. Some were really delicious. Our favourite were mange tout and grapes. On the last day we got special Food Dudes lunch boxes and now we bring in our own fruit and vegetables for lunch.


Order of Malta Ambulance visit

On May 19th, Liam and Conor from the Order of Malta Ambulance service came to visit our school. They showed us round the inside of the ambulance and all the equipment that they use. They demonstrated how they use “Annie” to teach people how to do CPR  to help to resuscitate people. They even put some bandages on the Senior Infants who asked them to teach them some skills for their Doctor’s Surgery role play corner! They spoke to the senior classes about the benefits of volunteering with The Order of Malta. They get to attend big events such as music festivals for free, and learn lots of new skills which can save lives. Did you know that Sligo has been named as European Volunteering Capital 2017? We presented them with a donation towards the Order of Malta which we collected on a non- uniform day during Active School week. 

Thank you so much Liam and Conor, we really enjoyed your visit, learned loads of interesting things and had great fun!

Order of Malta volunteers demonstrate how Annie helps them to teach people some vital skills!


St. Edward’s NS – Our Active School Slogan.

As part of Active School Week, we held a slogan competition for the pupils from 2nd to 6th Class.

Here are some of the winning slogans.

Active School Week – Move it, Improve it.

Come with us to have some fun, playing games is wonderful.

Stay Active, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy.



We also have a new St. Edward’s NS  Sports Mascot.

We would like to introduce …. BEE Sporty!!!!

Our Active Week eBook

GAA Blitz

3rd and 4th attended a GAA blitz on Friday 28th of April in Kent Park. This was a great opportunity to put skills being learned at school into practice. The weather was cool but dry. Lots of other schools were in Kent Park to take part as well. Here are some pictures taken on the day. It looks like a great time was had by all!

Active School Week 2nd to 5th May

We are looking forward to Active School Week next week.

Orienteering, gymnastics and a soccer league to name just a few of the activities we will be taking part in.


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