We had a brilliant Gaelic blitz in the all-weather behind St. Molaga’s on Wednesday of Active Week. Ten schools from the Balbriggan area took part and St Molaga’s entered four 4th class teams (approx 15 children from each class). We played 10 a side, with subs rolling on and off every 5 minutes. It was a great experience and gave us a good opportunity to put the Gaelic skills we have been learning with Larissa into practice. We also had a chance to try out some hurling! It was a brilliant day! We were active all day long except when we sat down to watch the skills show in the hall – but lots of us were performing in that as well!! The kids who didn’t want to do the blitz did class v class matches with children in the other 4th classes so we were all on the go! Hopefully we can have another blitz like this next year!
Here are some photos:
Congratulations to the 2018 St. Molaga’s Junior boys team. There were an amazing team who had a great year winning every match in the league and knockout phases to reach the final of the Fingal league. Although narrowly beaten in the final they never gave up. Hopefully they’ll all be back next year fighting to get a place on what promises to be a great senior team.
It has been a pleasure to work with this team alongside Ms. Long. I’d like to thank Ms. Costello and all the other teachers and parents who have supported and helped out with the various boys and girls Gaelic teams.
Our wonderful Junior Boys Gaelic team received a heroes welcome when they returned from playing in the Fingal League final in Abbotstown today. Sadly they did not bring the trophy with them but they played an exceptionally good game against tough opposition (Gaelscoil Brian Boroimhe) and they fought like warriors, never letting their heads go down and making Brain Boroimhe work very hard for every point they scored. The team worked very hard and played some exceptional football to get to the finals, and while the result on the day didn’t go their way, they were wonderful ambassadors for their school and should wear their medals with pride! Many congratulations to: Adam M, Callum J, Jamie M, Sean C, Shane C, Callum T, Ryan T, Adam D, Billy R, C.J M, Sean A, James B, Judge I, Max K, Sean L, Conor M, Daniel N, Callum D, Adam K, Daniel K IMG_5627 and Sean M.
Congratulations to J and J from Mr Gorman’s 4th Class who have been using their super trooper booklets and have done active homework EVERY DAY SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR!!
I don’t know about you, but I think they’re amazing!
Well done guys!
Comhghairdeas le gach rang a ghlac páirt i gceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge.
Bhí dánta, ceol, amhráin agus rince le fáil. Bhí na páistí go léir go hiontach ar fad! Go raibh mile maith agaibh do na múinteoirí agus páistí go léir – chuir sibh an-obair go deo isteach sa cheolchoirm!
Go raibh maith agat do Michael freisin, a d’ullmhaigh an stáitse agus do Gill agus Colette a chroch suas na póstaeir a rinne na páistí chun an halla a mhaisiú.
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.
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
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.
In order to balance when you are standing your centre of gravity should be over your feet. When you are standing and bend forwards your centre of gravity starts to move forward too. Normally, you’d compensate by sticking your bum out behind you.
In this experiment you stand with your back and heels against a wall/door. Drop a coin on the floor in front of you and try to pick it up without falling over.
With the wall/door there, this is impossible, so you fall over.