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.
The Active Schools Committee had their last meeting of 2017 on Friday. The Committee discussed the skipping challenge completed in the first term. All the Committee agreed it was a great success! Several members of the Committee said their classes had made enormous improvements at skipping, jumping and hopping. Ms O’Connor told the Committee that Mark from Skip’n’Rope is coming back to visit us during our active week in 2018.This is great news and all classes will be looking forward to his visit.
The Committee then discussed what our next challenge could be. The school are hoping to get some new basketball hoops and balls. The Committee thought it would be a good idea to focus on our throwing, catching, passing and dribbling skills in the New Year.
The Committee reported that Senior Infants have started swimming and Junior Infants will go swimming in the New Year.
Mr Kelly told the Committee that the soccer club will be getting new jerseys. How exciting!
The Committee thought it was a good idea to remind classes to keep active during Christmas time. The hall is being used for Christmas plays so the committee listed other ways classes could keep active. They included GoNoodle,using the climbing frame, skipping in yard and games in the classroom. We finished the meeting doing “The 12 days of Fitness” activities. Ms. O’Connor showed us what each move was and each member will report back to their class. We all agreed 2017 was a very active year in CMIS!