We have been having a great time this week during our first Active Schools Week. 6th Class have been enjoying a week of sailing in the RCYC while Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class have all been finishing their exciting week of swimming. On Monday we had Tennis as well as well as lots of Physical Activity breaks during the day. Tuesday we had Sarah and Isaacs dad come in and teach us Athletics which was great fun while on Wednesday we started the day off with a Walk on Wednesday stroll from the tennis courts. Over the last few weeks the children have been learning lots of new dances in Physical Education (PE) and we had a school performance of ‘The Cuckoo Song’, ‘Siege of Ennis’, ‘Walls of Limerick’ and ‘The Nutcracker’. Thursday was our Walk for Water trip, which saw the whole school going on a walk to raise awareness and funds. They walked to the community centre where everyone filled up 1lt, 2lt, 3lt, and even 5 lt bottles of water and walked back up to school. Below are just a selection of the photos from our fantastic Active Schools Week and thank you to everyone who took part and helped out. For more information on the Active School Flag, check out the tabs above under activities.
Today to link in with Active Week all classes participated in a Walk for Water to raise awareness of water shortages in certain parts of the world. The children carried water to highlight and experience the journey travelled every day by women and children to access clean water. The money raised will be donated to a C.M.S. project in Kajiado, Kenya.
Dancing with the parrot
Over the past months 5th. and 6th. classes have taken part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. They have just had their show case day, when the finished product “My Pet Blob” was for sale.
They also made presentations and showed videos they had made, to all the children and parents, on the various steps from the idea to the end product.
This week each classroom held a science experiment showcase for all the other classes based on the theme of water.
Experiments included floating and sinking, optical illusions, the use of a siphon to transport liquid, water travelling through absorption, surface tension, the density of water and
it’s attraction to electricity.
3rd Class did a presentation on water pollution and read out poems they had written on the theme saving our rivers. They demonstrated how water can be cleaned using a filtration system. The finale in the middle classroom was the reaction of substances to create elephant’s toothpaste.
The senior classroom demonstrated the affects of water pollution on the environment and wildlife. They demonstrated an oil spill and it’s clean up. They proved that water may be polluted even though it does not look polluted.
They made a tornado in a bottle, demonstrated refraction and chromatography.
Today every child planted either a potato or an onion in the school garden. These will be harvested when the children return in September.
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.
Today the three primary schools in the village came together to celebrate World Day of Prayer.