Active Schools Week 2017
Central Model Infants’ School had a very busy schedule for Active Week 2017. The boys and girls worked so hard on their fitness and skills throughout the whole week and had so much fun! We set each class a 60 minute challenge each day where each class had to be active for at least 60 minutes each day for the whole week.
Active Week-Day 1
We began our Active Week with ‘Activity Day’ where the children tried lots of different activities and developed new skills including skipping, football, G.A.A. , throwing games, the climbing frame, an obstacle course, parachute games and basketball to name a few.
Each class also worked on their co-operative and team work skills with the community blocks. Here they worked together as a class to build some really interesting creations.
Active Week-Day 2
On Day two of Active Week we practised our G.A.A. and soccer skills with Mr. Carey and Mr. Kelly. There are definitely some future footballing stars among us!
Active Week-Day 3
On day 3 of Active Week the whole school gathered in Mountjoy Square for our race day. Here we were joined by lots of parents and our Community Garda. We enjoyed so many fun races like the egg and spoon race, bean bag race, sack race and we finished off with our sprints. The parents and teachers also got involved and had a race too.
Active Week Days 4 & 5
We spent days 4 & 5 of Active week doing a dance workshop called ‘Leaps and Bounds’. We also worked on our skipping skills and enjoyed some parachute games out in the yard.
To finish off Active Week we held a colouring competition where the children did some mindful colouring and created some amazing pictures based on their favourite ways in which to get active. The lucky winners won a swimming pass for their whole family to Markievicz Leisure Centre, we are very grateful to them for their support!
Here are some of our winners.
The Active Schools Committee would like to thank all the children, teachers and parents of Central Model Infants’ School for all their hard work and participation during Active Schools Week 2017 and we hope they keep up the activity over their summer holidays. Well Done!