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Active Week in St. Joseph’s

agetactiveWe have a very active week here in St. Joseph’s with students and teachers fully embracing the target of clocking up 2500km in school activities. Our aim is to encourage the entire school community to get moving and include physical exercise in their daily life, every day. Last year was the first year that we tried to engage in the Active School Week

 

fully embracing the target of clocking up 2500km in school activities. Our aim is to encourage the entire school community to get moving and include physical exercise in their daily life, every day. Last year was the first year that we tried to engage in the Active School Week programme as an entire school community. We wanted to encourage students to take the opportunity to enjoy the opportunities offered by our new school grounds. In particular, we wanted to encourage students, particularly those not engaged in formal sports, to use our beautiful walking path, at the edge or our school grounds. We are delighted that students continue to use this walking path, daily, during breaks and before and after the school day.

Ms. Liddy has drawn up schedules, encouraged students to measure distances, given TY students the responsibility for promoting the Active Week and has recorded our success on our huge Active Week Target Banner in the GP area.
Those students participating in the Silver Gaisce challenge, started us off on our road to our target last weekend. 19 students climbed three peaks in Kerry, walking over 20km each day. The TY students aiming for the Bronze Gaisce challenge cycled up Maghera, on Thursday, practicing for their Bronze Gaisce challenge cycle  to Doolinactive

All students have been timetabled to walk one kilometre a day during class time, around the perimeter of our school site. Though the weather forecast wasn’t ideal, we have been blessed with dry weather every day. While students are never unhappy to miss ten minutes of a class, teachers like to see an educational benefit. Our approach to Active Week involves integrating cross-curricular learning, particularly in the area of numeracy.  Pulses have been measured and the difference between pulses before and after the walk have been monitored. Percentage differences have been calculated. Trundle wheels were used to measure the exact distances and our target board is a visual form of communication, for all to see in the GP area.

 

 

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