Active Week 2015 kicks off!

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Active Week 2015 got off to a great start today with the children and teachers involved in lots of activity over the course of the day.

St. Martin’s Club were represented by Liz Cullen who devoted her morning to upskilling Junior infants to 1st class in basic hurling skills. The children were absolutely delighted with this session which officially kicked off Active Week. Liz take a bow – we are hugely grateful!

Lunchtime saw the first whole school and community activity take place with the ‘Walk a mile with a smile’. With Ms. Walsh on the microphone 6th class lead the way around the pitch. Each class from 1st to 6th had to complete 6 laps of the pitch to clock up the ‘mile’ stretch. To motivate them some energetic music blasted out over the speakers. Junior and Senior infants joined in for the last 3 laps and the Active Committee took on their role with great pride here helping the infants make their way around. The senior end of the school were might motivators for the infants as they clapped and cheered them through their last lap. Many thanks also to the parents who joined us on the day. The mile was achieved and it was smiles all round with some teachers and children  even breaking into a run as they came to the finish. Well done to all involved.

Finally the highlight of the day was the random bell ring that reminded all of the classes to stop what they were doing and Drop Everything and Dance. Ms. Walsh even managed to catch a few of the classes on video!! The Macarena was the song of the day as everybody got their groove on!

The children all headed home this evening with some PE homework to do!

Tomorrow, Day 2 of Active Week, will see more GAA coaching for 2nd – 6th clasS, the bell will ring for some Drop Everything and Run time, and the Active committee will be putting the junior infants through their paces at the Try it Tuesday session. Best of luck to the boys B team tomorrow who travel to Gorey to take on CBS Gorey team!

Let’s hope the sun shines on Active Week for the rest of the week.

Remember….’Walk, run, jump or skip….Come on Piercestown Let’s Get Fit!’

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