During Active Week we had the great chance of trying out tennis. For many of us it was our first time trying the sport. Maybe there’ll be a Roger Federer from Balbriggan in the future!
We had great fun completing a range of orienteering activities during Active Week. Our favourite activitiy was completing the map of the school from an birds eye view. We loved how the activities involved both physical and mental challenges!
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”!!
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:
Well done to the students who beat the teachers in both the Junior and Senior matches!
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.
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.
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.
As part of our Active Week fun, we held a Skills Display in the hall! There were some amazing displays of talent, across a range of sports and skills.
We had a fantastic active week last week. Our class took part in a Gaelic blitz on Wednesday, it was great to use the skills we had practiced during our matches. We also took part in cricket and basketball coaching sessions and we practiced our relay running. Many of our class took part in the skills displays in the hall. It was great to see so many different children sharing their talents.
On Wednesday of Active Week, the pupils of St Molaga’s took part in a display of gymnastics, dance, sports skills and other skills in the hall. In total we had three shows throughout the day featuring performances from gymnastics, tae-kwon do, kickboxing, freestyle dance, ballroom dancing, Irish dancing, hoola-hooping, baton twirling, rugby skills, Gaelic skills, hurling skills, keepie-uppies, jiu-jitzu and, wait for it… horse-riding! Unfortunately we weren’t able to have the actual horse in to visit on this occasion, but Naoise showed us a video clip of herself competing in a show-jumping competition and untacking the horse and talked us through all of the skills that she has learnt in the last five years. We were wowed by the performances of our amazing dancers and gymnasts not to mention the performances of our martial arts experts. We were also treated to some more unusual performances with the baton-twirling and hoola-hooping. We got a complete run-down on the different skills needed for tackling, throwing, catching, soloing, moving with the ball, protecting the ball, blocking etc. from our young experts in Gaelic, hurling, rugby and soccer. It’s really hard to believe the range of talent that the pupils of St Molaga’s have!
Here are some photos from the three shows:
Check out some video clips from the show below:
As part of our Active Week timetabled activities, all the 3rd and 4th classes had dancing lessons in the hall with our resident dancing expert – Ms Ferguson. Ms Ferguson also trained up some apprentices to help lead the “Wake-up, Shake-up” in the yard every morning during Active Week. All of Bath Road has been rocking to the beat from St Molaga’s as we shake off our cobwebs and pull on our dancing shoes!
Check out this video clip of one of our dance sessions with Ms Ferguson:
Check out these clips of our Wake-up, Shake-up:
Nearly every class in the school got a taste of basketball this week with a talented coach who inspired all with his enthusiasm and love of the game. The sessions were extremely popular with all, and there have been many calls for Kelvin to return next year!
Check out this video clip of one of the sessions: