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Still Running!

Even though it’s cold outside (even colder than our prefab) we still go out for a run twice a day almost every day. On Monday mornings we have P.E. but every other morning we go at approximately 10:10 and every afternoon at 2:15.  If it’s really cold or raining we wear our coats. If it’s lashing rain we stay inside and do a ‘bizzy’ break. That’s only  happened twice so far.

We have the choice to run a full lap or a half lap and we can go at whatever pace we like.  Mr. Gorman only runs a half lap but most of the class run a full lap.  Anyone who has been in every day and ran a full lap will have run approximately 50 km by Christmas.

The amazing thing is that it takes less than 5 minutes from the time we leave our desks until we’re back at work again. We know because we’ve timed it.

Yesterday it took us 4 minutes and 34 seconds from the time we lined up until we were all back in our desks at work.
This afternoon the astro was locked so we ran around the yard.

Here are some comments from our class. 

Laps clear my mind and after running I feel calm. Juwaria

Laps let me express my feelings and clear my mind but finally it is fun for me and the class. Senan

Sometimes when the astro is closed we do them around the yard but there still a lot more fun than doing work in class. Ellen

I like laps and I always beat Mr.Gorman. Mark

I like doing laps because it clears my mind and it is great fun to do laps. Sean

I like to do laps because it wakes me up and it’s really fun. Sam

I love doing laps because they are fun. Amy

I love laps because they help me get ready for the next subject. Caitlin.

I love laps because they keep me active. Tadhg

I like laps because you get a break from work. Daniel

I love laps. I am glad that we do laps. Hannah.

I love doing laps two times a day. Rhys.

Laps are so fun and they make you happy. Jack.

Laps are and cool but they are very tiring. Donal

I like the laps because it helps me get fit. Ava

I love laps because it gives me fresh air and helps me get fit. Cillian

I like laps because they’re fun to do. Sophia

I like laps because its fun. Niamh.

I love laps because its nice to get outside. Max

I like laps because I beat teacher all the time and it’s nice to have some fresh air. Austeja

I love laps because we get to go on the big astro and it gives you fresh air. Jake

Laps are for life because we get fresh air and it helps us to get fit and it’s great fun. Bartosz

Even when I don’t feel like going out I still do, because it give’s me and all the class energy and it helps us to concentrate.  Mr. Gorman

 

5th Class Gaelic Blitz

5th Class children from St. Molaga’s have been working very hard with Larissa over the last number of weeks, improving their Gaelic Football skills. Yesterday, three teams of children from 5th class got to practice these skills when they took part in a Gaelic Football blitz, with each team playing 5 games against children from Scoil Chormaic, the Gaelscoil, Bracken Ed Tog., Balbriggan Ed. Tog. and St. Georges. They wore the St Molaga’s jerseys with pride and it was great to see them playing so well and showing great sportsmanship! Well done to all the children who took part, both in the blitz today and in the training sessions over the last number of weeks! J

 

Visit of the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin cups

Pupils in St. Molaga’s school were thrilled to get a chance to view the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin cups recently when members of the winning Dublin Gaelic Football Men’s and Ladies’ teams brought the coveted silverware to the school. On both occasions, children impressed the team members by their excellent questions during Q&A sessions in the hall. Team members were accompanied by Larissa Muldoon from our local GAA club and indeed both team players emphasised how much they had been influenced to take up Gaelic football when it was introduced to them in school by representatives from their local clubs. Indeed perhaps some of the pupils present in our school hall will be bringing back the cups as team members themselves in the future!

Yoga in Fifth Classes

Our fifth classes are currently enjoying a six week yoga course with  their yoga teacher Lynsey Lynn. We would like to thank our Parents Association for funding this initiative which is very beneficial to our pupils. They have learned a number of yoga poses, stretches and relaxation techniques and have really enjoyed the classes. We hope that they continue to practise what they have learned.

GAA Blitz

All four 3rd classes have been partaking in GAA lessons with Larissa each week this term. Today, some children had the opportunity to represent their school in a local GAA blitz!

Well done to all who took part!  St. Molaga’s 3rd class students played brilliantly against 3rd class children from local schools.

It was great to see such good sportsmanship from all! Maith sibh!

If any parents are interested in sending their children for additional GAA coaching, O’Dwyers GAA club are always looking for new members!

Here are some pictures of our day!

 

Taking on the Teachers!

Our sixth classes took part in the Active Ireland “Taking on the Teachers” challenge. We did basketball relays, tug of war, a penalty shoot out and golf (which everyone found hard!) At the end of the challenge, it was a draw but sixth class won after a basketball shoot out. Everyone was delighted, especially when they got a night off homework as a prize!

In even better news, we just learned that our school, along with another school in Donegal, won the competition so we have won €150 of sports equipment for the school.

We are all looking forward to the rematch!

Running laps

We are a healthy and  active class. At least once once a day we go out to the All weather pitch (“the big astro”) for a run. The children choose whether to run a full lap which is approximately 440 metres or a half lap. In September the class ran a total of 489 laps.

Start
1st (but it’s not a race!).
Full lap
Half lap
Finished.

Teachers Versus Students Football Game

Today we had two games with the teachers versus a team from third and fourth classes and a game against a team from fifth and sixth classes.

The first game ended level 5-5.  It went to penalties, sudden death.  The students won after two penalties each (1-0)

The second game finished 3-2 to the students after getting a last minute goal.

Everybody enjoyed the day.

Below are some photographs.