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Active Week!

25th – 29th April was a very busy week as it was Active Week in Scoil Maelruain Senior. During the week we had lots of special visitors from various sports organisations including Basketball Ireland, Cricket Lenister and Tallaght Martial Arts. All children got the opportunity to take part in a variety of new activities and also listen to a talk on healthy eating. There were different morning activities every day before school so everyone had an active start to their day! A big thank you to all the teachers, students and parents who helped make Active Week a huge success this year!

Let's get active!!

Take a look at Ms Carty’s class using the ‘Go Noodle’ website. We choose different videos and exercises to follow each day.

https://vimeo.com/158498281

It keeps us fit and gives our brains a little break between our different subjects.

Lots of classes in the school use Go Noodle to keep active.

Try it at home with your family and friends!

www.gonoodle.com

Meet our Active School Committee!

Students from all classes have come together to form our Active School committee. The members meet each week and then pass on tips and advice to their class around ways of keeping healthy & active. They are also doing a fantastic job encouraging their classmates to travel to school by foot/bike/park&stride and collecting the weekly CoW and WoW numbers. All the students are doing great work in helping Scoil Maelruain to stay active and healthy – keep up the good work! committee

Scoil Maelruain Stays Active!

Students and teachers are all continuing to keep active at Scoil Maelruain Snr. During lunch time, Mr Broderick has organised Cross Country runs for the senior classes in the pitch across the road from the school. After some stretches and a warm-up, children complete a run around a course that is gradually increasing each week! Some members of 6th class have been working to help the junior classes with their skipping activities during lunch time. They take the time to spin the big ropes so that a large group of children can play a skipping game at a time! Wednesday is COW&WOW so try make an effort to travel at least part of the way to school on foot/bike/scooter. Remember to keep bringing in healthy lunches to school and try to be active for at least 30 mins every day. Thanks to all the teachers and students involved for their help, Keep Active!!

Active Schools News!

Well Done to all the classes who are working hard to earn Scoil Maelruain its first Active School Flag. COW (Cycle on Wednesday )and WOW(Walk on Wednesday) is continuing every week with Mr Lucas 5th class on top of the leader board from one week to the next! Last week we had a visit from Mark who was showing us some new skipping tricks to practice during break time. We also had a skipping exhibition in the Halla after the workshops where some students were able to try out their new skills! Thanks to Ms McHugh for all her organising!

Sports Day Fun

3rd Class Trip to the Zoo

Skipathon 2015

Check out these wonderful photos taken by George Carroll on the day of our skipathon.

Our Day in Croke Park

Well done to the Senior Boys Hurling team who took part in the Hurling final in Croke Park today. They gave it their all in the match but unfortunately we did not get the win we all wanted. Thanks to the boys, Mr Moore and Mr. De Paor who all put in so much hard work during the year to get us to the final.  Well done to all the great supporters who cheered the boys on in Croker and welcomed them home with a fitting guard of honour for our team.

Active School Visitors!

During the  week of May 12th there were a number of special visitors to Scoil Maelruain to introduce us to new ways of staying active! Martin from Tallaght Martial Arts Club brought all the children through basic drills and martial arts positions. Dominick from Irish Flying Disc Association did workshops with 5th class children introducing them to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Mark from Croquet Association of Ireland showed 3rd class children croquet skills and all the children got the opportunity to take part in a game. Members of the Active Flag committee also got the chance to check out some new sports when they visited Surfdock Water Sports to try out some water sports!A big thank you to all our active visitors, we all enjoyed taking part in some new sports!