Events and Initiatives

We enjoy a great variety of physical activities in St. Paul’s.  We have been running many events and initiatives in order to attain our Active School Flag including:

Junior Infant Nature Walk

Active School 10@10

other initiatives and events are:

  • Active School Week in May 2017
  • Athletics Day in Athlone IT for sports day
  • Walk on Wednesday
  • Athletics for first class in AIT on Mondays in September and October
  • Rinka for infants every Monday in the school hall
  • Hockey in the second term every year
  • Construction activities in the yard at lunchtime
  • Obstacle course in the yard
  • Visiting teacher for hiphop/zumba classes every year
  • Visiting teacher for gymnastics
  • Easter and Summer camps in the school during school holidays
  • Hula hoops and footballs to play with at playtime
  • Nature walks and maths trails in the school grounds 
  • Habitat Mapping, constructing an insect hotel and planting flowers and vegetables
  • RSA Street Smart Kids Workshop

Parachute fun

 

 

 

 

Construction on the yard

 

 

 

 

Gardening

 

 

 

Hockey Blitz

 

 

 

Hockey Skills

 

 

 

Outdoor exercise for the Green Team constructing the insect hotel

 

 

 

More gardening

 

 

 

 

Taking a nature walk to put up some bird feeders

 

 

 

Maths Trail

 

 

 

 

Hiphop with Yaz

 

 

 

 

Rinka with Sandra and Dave

 

 

 

Walk on Wednesday

 

 

 

 

The teachers’ race on sports day

 

 

 

 

Little Acorns getting some exercise on the football pitch

 

 

 

Ball skills on the Basketball court

 

 

 

 

Fun on the obstacle course

 

 

 

Relay races on sports day

 

 

 

 

More relay races!

 

 

 

Running laps of the track

 

 

 

 

More balls skills

 

 

 

 

Balancing on the obstacle course

 

 

 

Zumba

 

 

 

 

Tug o’ War

 

 

 

 

Warm up

 

 

 

Hiphop with Yaz

 

 

 

 

Athletics in Athlone IT

 

 

 

 

Obstacle course

 

 

 

Hurdles in Athlone IT

 

 

 

 

We even have to work hard for our Easter Eggs!

 

 

 

The Litter Squad getting some exercise and keeping our school grounds tidy

 

 

 

3-legged race on sports day

 

 

 

 

Hula hoop fun on the yard

 

 

 

 

Playground games

 

 

 

Learning about road safety

 

 

 

 

EAL tour of our town

 

 

 

 

Gymnastics with Leonard

 

 

 

Playground fun on our school tour to Glendeer