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MarathonKids 2018

Fingal County Council launched the programme in our school today with International star David Gillick.  Over the course of 8 weeks fifth and  sixth class students  in schools in Fingal will run 25.2 miles during training sessions.  To complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles, they will run the final mile together on the 14th of November in Morton Stadium Santry.

Below are some photos of the launch.

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Active Week novelty activities

Well done to all the children of St Molaga’s who tried out a lot of new activities during Active Week. We had classes skiing down the grass in front of the school, we did skipping, we played tennis and we set up nets in the all-weather pitch and played badminton! Ms Ferguson even practiced her own skipping. Mind you she was a dab hand at it – probably because of all her dancing experience! 🙂 Well done Ms Ferguson!

Here is Ms Ferguson getting a bit of skipping practice in:

Check out this video of our “skiing”!!

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4th Class Gaelic Blitz

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:

Active Week in my 3rd class

Active Week in St Molaga’s

On Monday, we did Dancing with Ms Ferguson
We did The Cha cha slide, Saturday night shake off and The Macarena.
Later on Monday I’m doing Basketball with Kelvin.
On Tuesday I’m doing the Obstacle Course.
On Wednesday I’m watching people doing the Gymnastics/ DANCE / SKILLS.
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IM DOING WAKE UP AND SHAKE UP.
AND THERE IS MOLAGAS GOT TALENT FINAL AT 11.15 .

Michael. Third Class.

Junior and Senior Soccer Leagues and Match against teachers

During active week in St. Molaga’s we had our senior and junior soccer leagues. Well done to all teams for getting to their pitches quickly. We had sixteen teams in each league with eight matches using up all of the big astro and two other pitches. Thanks to the fifth class children who did a great job refereeing the junior matches all kitted out in referee’s jerseys which Ms Doyle brought in for us. Thanks to teachers and Michael who refereed the senior matches. Team 4 were overall winners of the senior league and team 8 won the junior league. These two teams played the teachers on Wednesday and despite our best efforts the teachers lost both matches.

Active Week

Hop, skip, jump and play… Let’s be active every day!!

Basketball, football, rounders, obstacle courses, orienteering, tennis, dodgeball, racing and even………. SKIING !! Yes you read that right, we even tried “grass skiing” in school during active week. It is a lot harder than it looks; trying to work with a friend to move our sleds in sync with one another to get from one area of the grass to the next. Some of us came up with great strategies to move in sync… There was a lot of “1,2,3 LEFT….. 1,2,3 RIGHT” to be heard amongst us all in the sunshine during active week 🙂

We really enjoyed all the activities and playing against our friends from the other 3rd classes as well. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. No excuses to not be out and getting our 60 minutes daily exercise in!!

Have a look at what we have been up to over the last week in school.