Active School Week Summary
Active School Week (4th – 7th June, 2019)
The Active School Week (ASW) initiative is about providing fun and inclusive physical activity opportunities for all members of the school community.
It allows us, as a school, to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you but it can also be very enjoyable. It provides us with an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the physical activity opportunities that are available in our locality and to work collaboratively with students, parents and members of the community.
By Donnacha Skinnader and Dane Matthews (5th and 6th Classes)
Last week we had Active School Week in Callystown. Firstly we had active lines. Active lines are where a teacher puts music on and we do exercise. On Wednesday morning, we had rugby, athletics and Gaelic for the younger classes. After break, there was Irish dancing and a puzzle game with Mr. Crosbie. Then in the afternoon, there was soccer with Walshestown and Golf with Baltray Golf Club.
On Thursday morning,there was dancing with with Danceworkx and basketball with a basketball coach. After this, instructors from a gym in Drogheda came to visit the older classes. They chatted to us about healthy habits and healthy eating. After break, there was parachute/playground activities with the Active Schools Committee, Fitkidz dancing and boxing with Treadagh. Some of the boys in 6th class went to a football tournament in United Park. Then in the afternoon, there was yoga for the younger classes.
On Friday, we had our normal Sports Day with one special event, the students vs teachers relay race (although this was much debated, the students clearly won).
In the end, Active Schools Week was a huge success and we very much look forward to it again next year.
By Kalum Matthews Woods (5th Class)
On Wednesday, a coach from the Leinster rugby team showed us some skills. After that, we played a game of tag rugby. It was so fun. In the afternoon we played some games in the P.E hall and we all had a great time.
The next day, I played parachute games with the junior and senior infants. All of them were delighted.
Finally we did some boxing. All of us learned new skills and techniques. It was so fun and I enjoyed every bit of it.
By Connell Kelly (4th Class)
I loved ASW (Active School Week). I loved doing the boxing. It was fun looking after the little kids. It was so fun doing Jui Jitsu. I thought the Irish dancing was gas. The golf was very fun but I only got five points. Me Time was really different to normal PE and I loved doing the resistance bands.
Click on the link below to see a full list of all the activities we did during our ASW (Active School Week)