Active School Flag Raising.

We were delighted to have been awarded the much coveted second Active Schools Flag. We had our flag raising ceremony on the 24th of November. We are the only primary school in Carlow with a second Active Flag. The Active Schools Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
We are very lucky to have a Carlow hurler on our staff this year-Alan Corcoran We were delighted to have with us at our ceremony some of Carlow’s hurlers-Martin Kavanagh, James Doyle, Dion Wall and Andrew Casey.
The pupils had a great training session with the hurlers on our new astro turf pitch. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing facility in our school. We had a competition amongst the pupils to name the pitch and the winning name was the “Eamon Ellis astro turf pitch”. Eamon is a retired staff member with a huge interest in sport.
We also had Eire Óg players –Derek Hayden and Robbie Moore at our ceremony along with Turlough O’Brien the Carlow Gaelic football manager.
No doubt our pupils were inspired by the amazing talent on display from all our visitors.

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Fit4Class.

03F1ECF5-1F53-4F76-9910-36558FD00D90As part of our standardised PE timetable all classes were taking part in Athletics for September and October. Teachers signed up to Fit4Class from Athletics Ireland. This is a ten week game based program which helps children develop their skills needed for Athletics. All classes really enjoyed the games, and some are still used as warm up games for other PE lessons.

 

Team Teaching.

Junior Infants room 19 and 6th class room 15 joined together today for their P.E. lesson. As we are working on the Games strand,the classes worked on their throwing skills. 4 stations were set up and the groups moved around each station. Station 1 was the foam javelin throw. Station 2 was scoop ball. Station 3 was foam basketballs. And Station 4 was tennis racquets. All the boys had great fun learning together. 6th Class were excellent at teaching the Junior Infants and giving them tips on how to improve their throwing at each station.