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.
Well done to Esther and Evan who both took part in the senior students vs teachers football match today.
The junior match won 6-5 with the students winning with a penalty (unlucky for the teachers!). The senior students vs teacher match also saw the students win 3-2 after a brilliantly competitive game!
Well done to all that took part and to the spectators for all their support!
Football, rounders, basketball, rugby, obstacle courses, Drop Everything and Dance, Wake and Shake… Not to mention having exercise activities as our only homework!
An unbelievably fun week was had by all for Active Week and we weren’t even worn out by Friday!
We are all enjoying Active Week in St Molaga’s. This morning we went out to play Hot Seat. We played two games and Katie and Evan were our winners!
This morning, we had rugby training with Larissa. We played “Sharks and Fishes” as a warm up and then we divided into teams and played games of tag rugby. It was great fun!
The 5th class children from St Molaga’s were invited to visit Balbriggan Community College. The children were split into different coloured groups on arrival. They then, with their group leader, visited the art room to make gory cuts out of paint, glue and plaster, the tech room to look at robots, the science lab to make fire and dissect a lambs heart and finally to their new amazing gymnasium to jump the high jump and climb the climbing wall.
The children got a real flavour of what secondary school in Balbriggan Community College will be like if they chose to go there.
With the fantastic Dave we got the gloves out today.
Exhausting fun was had by all! Huge thanks to BBC again!
Dave from Bracken Boxing Club came to help put us through our paces with aerobic exercise. We’re all looking forward to the next three weeks
We have had great fun taking part in sports conditioning training with Stephen and Ciarán over the past few weeks. We have learned about how to take care of our bodies and developed new sports skills through different activities.
This morning we did the Operation Transformation 10 at 10! We had great fun as we did it as gaeilge! At 10 am we did 10 different exercises to keep ourselves fit and we got to do it as gaeilge!
Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a go!
In Ms. Sullivan’s 5th class, we did gymnastics every Wednesday for 4 weeks before Christmas. First thing we did was jumps, the jumps we did were. Jump forward, jump backward, jump left/right, ¼ jump, ½ jump and full turn. The next week we learned tumbles. Now we had to make up a routine with 4 jumps and a tumble. The week after that we learned balances, so now we had to add a balance to the routine we made the previous week. This is our last week doing gymnastics and we did freestyle which is cartwheels, handstands, bridges and walkovers. Our class had a great time doing gymnastics.
By Sophie and Zofia xxxx
We had great fun on Tuesday, training with Ciaran. We took part in some Sports Conditioning training. Click on the link to see some pictures.
Over the past few weeks, all of the sixth classes have worked extremely hard to prepare for the Dublin Kid’s Marathon for the first time. We have worked hard since September, by running increasing numbers of laps around our local all weather pitch. We persevered for eight weeks to prepare for the event.
A group of people gathered at the National Sports Campus to run at the original event. Their aim was to run the last mile of the Dublin Kid’s Marathon.
While some people attended, some were unable to attend and therefore Ms Walsh kindly organised our own event in our school. Ms McGinley’s, Mr Brown’s, Ms Gray’s, Ms McMahon’s and Ms Reilly’s c;asses all ran, regardless of their ability. Everybody that ran got a medal! It was a fantastic event.
A BIG THANKS to Ms Walsh and all the other teachers that were involved in the 8 weeks of training.
Colm, Daniel, Kate, Kevin and Mary from Ms McGinley’s class. Continue reading Kid’s Marathon