The Active Schools Committee had their first meeting of 2018 today. The Committee discussed how the classes had kept active during Christmas time. Classes used GoNoodle, the climbing frame, skipping in yard and games in the classroom to keep fit when the hall was being used. All the children on the committee thought that “The 12 days of Fitness” activities were a great success.
Ms. O’Connor and the Committee talked about what area we could focus on for fitness in the coming weeks. The school have applied to the Croke Park Fund for some new basketball hoops and balls but it will be later in the year before we know if we will be successful in our application. In the meantime, Ms O’Connor and the Committee thought it would be a good idea to focus on building our flexibility and strength as this will help us greatly playing football and basketball.
Several members of the Committee remembering doing yoga stories in preschool and said they loved it. Other members of the Committee said that their Mums do yoga and they knew a little bit about it. We discussed how yoga can be peaceful and calming. Yoga can make your muscles strong and help you be very flexible. The Committee thought it would be a great idea to focus on yoga for our whole school focus this term. Ms. O’Connor will email some yoga videos to each teacher and told the committee to let the teachers know that Maximo does lots of yoga on GoNoodle. The Committee will also give their teachers a poster with some yoga poses to try out. The display board outside Room 2 has also been updated with lots of information about yoga.
At the end of our meeting Ms.O’Connor and the Committee tried out some cool yoga moves. We made yoga poses relating to ‘Spring in the garden’. We were in poses like seeds, trees, sun and the rain. Some of them were tricky! The Committee will demonstrate some poses at assembly on Friday.
Each committee member will report back to their class. Well done to all on the committee for a very successful first meeting of 2018!
Be Active ASAP Club had a very busy first term. We were working alongside students from Larkin Community College. The Larkin students taught us many new skills and we had a lot of fun. During term 1 we focused on games and gymnastics. Some of the new skills we learned were:
- throwing and catching large and small balls.
- dribbling the ball
- hurling and hockey
- a pencil roll
- a sausage roll
- a forward roll
- how to travel and move in different ways (run, jog, skip, hop, jump, etc)
- moving in different directions
- moving at different heights and speeds
We are looking forward to starting back in February when we will be focusing on learning some new dance skills.