Active Schools Flag - Active at Home
Our school is closed during this pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we stop being active.
A weekly PE plan is sent out to all the girls with suggestions of how to stay active with their families.
So far we have had:
- Jumping challenges
- Activities with balls, beanbags and skipping ropes
- Obstacle courses
- Circuit training
- “Roll the dice and exercise”
- “Name workout”
- “Exercise Bingo”
Of course we also keep up practicing skills for all the sports we normally play outside school, like GAA, camogie, soccer, hockey, gymnastics, dance, tennis, dance, taekwondo, and a lot more. There are a lot of family walks and cycles happening, hours and hours are being spent on trampolines and the online PE classes are very popular.
Normally we have our Active School Week in May which was re-named Active HOME Week this year. See some Active Charts below.
Have a look at what is going on in our homes!!
Some charts from Active Home Week:
Aisling doing her fitness program for gymnastics:
Ella doing PE in her garden:
Zara and Heidi in their home gym and garden:
Mrs. Egan training at home and on 3-Rock:
Ms. McGowan after a 5 km run
Ms. Callinan has discovered a new passion for cycling
Ms. Johnston after a swim in the Irish Sea. She says it wasn't cold.
10km challenge on behalf of the DSPCA
Lilly, Alice, Anna, Grace, Greta, Grace and Kate all participated in a 10km challenge on Sunday the 31st of May. The challenge was completed on behalf of the DSPCA and the girls raised €850 through a GoFundMe page. The DSPCA would traditionally have received numerous donations as a charity from runners of the Women’s Mini Marathon that was due to be held on the 31st May and was cancelled because of Covid19. Kate contacted Suzanne McGovern a fundraiser in the DSPCA and they supplied the girls with free t-shirts for the event. Suzanne liked the idea so much that they copied the girls initiative and asked for others to create their own GoFundMe pages and the DSPCA managed to get many more groups onboard raising some more badly needed funds. They all went under the same name as the girls' original page - "Run for Rescues". Congratulations girls. We are so proud of you all!!
A joint effort from 4th classs
We had great fun working together while staying apart!
Mount Anville Olympics
Instead of our usual Sports Day in school, this year we held the Mt. Anville Olympics 2020 in our students’ houses and gardens. Students, parents and teachers took part and battled it out in events like:
- High jump
- Long jump
- Egg and Spoon race
- Superstrong Challenge
- Welly Toss
Many exciting obstacle courses were created, using equipment like swimming pools, blow up swimming toys, brushes, branches, trampolines, tables, benches, slides and a lot more.
The traditional Dodgeball match between 6th class and teachers changed into a virtual “Bottleball”, throwing balls at bottles instead of people. This year’s champions are 6th class!!
Look at the following photos and videos to see how much fun we had.