At the start of the year an Active School Committee was chosen from a very enthusiastic group of students. Our committee is made up of a student from 6th, 5th, 4th (2 students) 3rd and 2nd class. We have weekly meetings where we discuss our aims and goals for the month and we review what has worked well and what we can improve on. We ran a competition at the start of the year where we picked our school slogan from a huge amount of entries. The winners slogan, and now our slogan for the school is……………………….’Hockey, tennis, swimming and more……..Templebreedy is active to the core!’ Our Active Schools board displays a range of these slogans, as well as tips and ideas of how to get healthy and moving throughout our days.
All classes have been participating in operation transformation 10@10 for the month of February and are loving it! With the weather being so temperamental lately it has been great that they are getting moving indoors as well as outdoors when possible! Below are children in the junior and senior classrooms enjoying some movement and exercise!
As part of working towards our active flag, we are completing a number of different active initiatives. We now have a very eager Active School Committee in place which will be introduced soon. We have been working hard on our Run Around Europe challenge, with the halfway progress reaching 4794km in three weeks. We started our 12 days of Fitmas challenge yesterday, where the children will complete a different exercise each day at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. If you would like to continue the challenge at home then follow the daily plan above and complete on the hour, every hour. MERRY FITMAS EVERYONE!!!!
Children who participated in the Inter-Schools Swimming Gala and came first in the small schools section.
On Friday, the 10th February, at 10am we took part in RTE Operation Transformation 10@10. The whole school met in the yard and the children were put in teams of 3s and 4s. We took turns in our groups of counting and skipping and at the end of the 10 minutes, we added up our teams scores. Overall we skipped a massive 8579 skips! We are in the process of climbing European mountains by converting our skips to metres. Check out the mountain heights in the link below! We are hoping to complete all the mountains in Europe over the next few weeks during our break times.skipping-challenge