The children in 1st Class, alongside parents and teachers, have been participating in the Be Active ASAP after school club. The Be Active ASAP aims to improve the physical activity patterns of school children by introducing them to a wide variety of activities in a fun, supportive, positive environment, fostering positive attitudes toward physical activity during children’s crucial formative years.
Already this year, we have completed 6 weeks of Games, where we practiced ball handling, throwing and catching skills in a variety of games, such as basketball, hockey, hurling and football.
As a school, we are working towards achieving an Active School Flag. Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative which recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The Be Active ASAP after school club is helping our school to achieve the Active School Flag by encouraging extra curricular activities, inclusive physical activity, while working with parents and outside agencies. Hopefully all our hard work will pay off!
This year is our first year to have a G.A.A. club in Central Model Infants’ School. Senior Infants train every Monday after school. We have been working on building our fundamental movement skills, such as; agility, balance, running, coordination and jumping. We have also begun teaching the basic skills of both Gaelic football and hurling. Children are already showing such progress in their abilities and are loving the opportunity to get fit and learn new skills in a fun environment with their friends.