Category Archives: Active School Flag

Active and Amber Flags Ceremony!

Active and Amber Flags Ceremony! Friday, October 15th 2021.

Raising of flags by Amber and Active Flag committees.

Run with an Olympian!

All classes ran a lap of the school with Aoife O Rourke.

Children enjoying ice-cream after their lap of the school with an Olympian Aoife O Rourke .

Aoife O Rourke answers the pupils questions about Boxing and taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.

Boxing with an Olympian !

Active Schools February Challenge.

Dear Parents,

 For the month of February, as part of our Active schools campaign we are going to take part in a February challenge called “Every Step Counts”. The main aim for the month is to get active. The first thing you need to do is print off the record sheet attached so that you can record the amount of steps you do each day. If you cannot record the exact number of steps that is fine just colour in the foot once you have completed your walk/run. If you miss a day then leave the foot blank. On Mondays, I will ask you to take a photo of your weekly steps & upload it to Seesaw. At the end of the month the steps from all the children & staff will be added up and the aim is that we will have walked enough kilometres to have reached a country in Europe. There is also an app called “Irish Life-My Life” which allows you to get steps for your local club-Clann na nGael. The club have already registered so if you would like to participate just log on to the app & follow the instructions to help them win prizes.(see photo below) Have lots of fun & remember every step counts🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ Miss P. Cunniffe.

Active Home Week April 27th-May 3rd 2020.

All  our families in Cloonakilla N.S. school  participated in the “Active Home Week” challenge.

The aim of this challenge was to get our recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. We asked the children to find four different ways of being active every day, adding up to 60 minutes of activity each day and to record their activities in their Active Home Week Challenge Chart.

Watch this space as the different classes share their experiences in photos and diary form!

Our Fifth Classes were very active this week!

Our  Second  Classes  have been very active during the school closure. During active schools week they perfected their running techniques by watching videos and then practising the skills taught. The children have been running outside and some children have even been running on treadmills. The children have completed physical activity challenges every day – eg. How many jumping jacks can you do in a minute? They have also created and completed their own obstacle courses. Other children have been busy on bouncing on trampolines and on pogo sticks. Lots of children have been dancing too!

Our Junior Infant Classes were also very active! Here are some of them in action!

Active Home Week April 27th-May 3rd 2020.

Click on the image below to enter the Active Schools website with challenges and resources for Active Home Week.

Cross Country Running

My Experience at Cross Country

In October, I went to Summerhill to compete in a cross country competition. We all got the bus to Summerhill. When we arrived to Summerhill N.S we got our bags and Mr.Finneran showed us where to put our bags. After we put our bags down everyone started to warm up and get ready to compete against Summerhill N.S. First of all 3rd and 4th class girls competed then 3rd and 4th class boys, then 5th and 6th class girls, then 5th and 6th class boys. I competed against Rebecca , Emily , Leah , Hannah, Emma , Sophie , Sophie , Maryanne , Orla, Mandisa and Sìobhan . I came 6th. I was very happy with my placing. I am so glad I went. I really enjoyed my day at Summerhill N.S!

By Muireann Lambe