Active Schools Week, East Munster Track and Field Championship
4th May 2015
5th Years practicing their yoga as part of Active Shools Week
Active Schools Week
It was Active Schools Week last week in Árd Scoil na nDéise. On Monday, we had “Move on Monday”, where they played music through the intercom at different times during the day to encourage people to get up and dance. It was fun watching everyone dancing.
On Tuesday we had a skipping competition for the whole school. The students went to the senior car park and skipped for as long as they could. They counted their amount of skips and the winner was Shannon Cockwell who got 603 skips. The runners-up also had high scores of 585 and 582. It was great to see everyone participating and having a great time.
5th Years taking part in the skipping competition as part of Active Schools Week
On Wednesday we had “Walk on Wednesday”, where the whole school went on a walk around the back of the Pitch and Putt club, up by Childers and back to our school. It was a lot of fun.
On Thursday we played Just Dance. Every class came into the Junior Hall individually where they danced their hearts out. We played a mixture of old and new songs and everyone had great craic. It was nice to see everyone participating.
On Friday, we had yoga classes. A yoga instructor came in and took the classes one by one into the junior hall which had yoga mats set up inside. Everyone stood on a mat and she taught us a lot of yoga poses, some hard and some easy. It was really good to learn these poses and everyone had a lot of fun.
5th Year yoga during Active Schools Week
Overall the week was very good. It was great to see everyone being active and participating in all of the activities and I hope we can do this again because everyone had a lot of fun.
Shanice McGovern and Jessica Keohan, 4th Year.
East Munster Track and Field Championship
Ann McGrath, Orla Keane, Aoife Dee and Lucy Holmes with their bronze medals for the relay race
On the 29th of April four of our first years travelled to Templemore to compete in the East Munster Track and Field Championships. Lucy Holmes competed in the Minor 800m and had an excellent race to finish 5th overall. Ann McGrath competed in the Minor 100m race. Ann came 2nd in her heat, qualified for the final where she narrowly missed out on a medal. Aoife Dee and Orla Keane competed in the Shot Put and both had excellent throws.
The last event of the day was the relays and the girls had a superb run in their heat to qualify for the final. They had an excellent run in the final and all baton change overs were successful to win themselves bronze medals. The girls now go on to compete in the Munster Final which will be held in CIT on the 16th of May. Best of luck to all those competing in the final.