As an active school, we make a great effort to work along side external sports groups and we hope to increase that number this year as we try to achieve our Active School Flag.
Last year we worked with our GAA coach Muireann, our hockey instructor Denise and our Dance instructor Vanessa. The children from 2nd to 5th class also attended the Aura swimming pool in Tullamore for swimming lessons. Two of the teachers attended day 1 and day 2 of the Move Well Move Often CPD in Athlone Education Centre.
This year so far, GAA has gotten underway for all classes each Friday. The children from 2nd to 5th class will attend swimming lessons in November for 6 weeks. We had a PDST facilitator out for a full day where he spent the day carrying out gymnastics lessons with the children and assisting the teachers in teaching the gymnastics strand with limited facilities. The teachers have also attended a CPD course in GAA and active games which can be played at all class levels. We are also aiming to achieve the 5 Star Flag which is based on GAA activity and games. Two of the teachers will attend day 3 of the Move Well Move Often CPD in Athlone Education Centre next Spring.
We look forward to working with many other groups in the coming months.
The children in all classes enjoy their GAA training each week. We’ve had a selection of facilitators over the past few years including Thomas, Muireann and this year Alan.