We are trying out lots of activities as part of the process. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in many different sporting activities throughout the year. The boys and girls receive coaching in Gaelic, tennis and basketball. Our school teams take part in various tournaments throughout the year. We are an inclusive school and aim to offer a sport to suit all pupils.
The boys and girls are enjoying fortnightly 'Wonderful Wednesdays' and 'Take Part Thursdays' where they learn traditional playground games and have the opportunity to teach other pupils at lunchtime.
We were awarded a Green Flag for travel in 2012 and we are continuing to work on active travel. The Funky Feet Award is given to the class with the highest percentage of walkers each week. WOW (Walk on Wednesday) and COW (Cycle on Wednesday) days are held monthly and it is lovely to see parents and children out in force walking or cycling to school together.
The Be Active After School Activity Programme has been running in our school since 2011 and we offer a one hour weekly session to all pupils in 1st and 2nd class. The programme is teacher led and supported by parent helpers and is great fun for all involved.
Walk a Mile with a Smile is very popular with junior and senior pupils alike and there is friendly competition between our senior classes as they compete in the Marathon Challenge.
We held a very successful Active Schools Week in 2013 with activities such as Mini Olympics, a whole school Mexican Wave and a school disco. We are in the process of planning Active Week 2014. We hope to make it even bigger and better!
Our Active School Committee is made up of children from 1st - 6th class along with some parents. The committee work hard to promote physical activity in our school and community,
Any parents or pupils with ideas on how to further develop physical activity in our school and community are invited to put their ideas in our Active School Suggestions Box.
Well done to Molly in 4th class who won our Active School slogan competition with her super slogan -
"Run a ton and have some fun!"
Why not take a look at some of our Active School photos?