Bowled over!

Today we returned to the sunshine and got back into our stride for active week. Again, Ms. Sinnott and Mr. Murphy put us through our paces during ‘Wake Up and Shake Up’ this morning. We then were very lucky to have Herbie Honohan and Peter Hudson on hand to introduce and teach us about cricket. The children got to learn about what the sport is about, the equipment used, honed their skills in catching games before finally getting out onto the field and playing some QuickCricket. Information on the cricket can be found on our previous blog post.

For some lucky classes we were also delighted to welcome Karen Mooney to the school and her fitness class. It was great to work out in the sun especially to some catchy songs. Some of the staff even took part with Mr. Murphy and Pat deciding to maybe cut down on the treats at home after it. It was a really great experience for all and we thank Karen for offering her time to the school.

Today we also had the cones and markers out as some classes took on the long jump. Pupils had to see how far could they leap without hitting the foul line. It was very competitive and we saw some tremendous jumps. Well done to all who took part.

Wexford Wanderers Cricket Club

Hello everybody!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Herbie for coming to our school this week for active week. The kids from all classes had a truly wicket day. We were bowled over by the enthusiasm of the kids and the staff didn’t even bat at an eye as their behaviour was superb. If anybody is interested in getting their child involved in cricket you can see the information below.

Active Week Day 4: Wicket Weather

Hello Piercestown NS,

Welcome to our fourth day of active week. After yesterday’s unfortunate turn with the weather we have rescheduled, refuelled and re-energised and are looking forward to today, where we are lucky to have Graham Barry showing the pupils of Piercestown some cricket skills. We also have Karen Mooney visiting some lucky classes to teach them some functional fitness in a fun, engaging way. There will be more classroom challenges and not to forget our ‘Wake Up and Shake Up’ each morning after the morning bell.

Keep an eye on the blog each day for photos of the various activities that are taking place each day and the home challenges we are asking everybody to take part in.

Today it is another loo roll based challenge performed by Mr. Murphy. Can you do better and beat Mr. Murphy? All entries can be sent to bmurphy@piercestownns.com or even a photo of you having fun trying it.

Many thanks,

Active Schools Committee

Active Week Day 3- I was Kung Fu Fighting!

Hello Piercestown NS,

Welcome to our third day of active week where we are lucky to have John Phillips taking our pupils through their paces in some Taekwondo and also some lucky senior classes off to the tennis courts to practice their tennis. There will be more classroom challenges and not to forget our ‘Wake Up and Shake Up’ each morning after the morning bell.

Keep an eye on the blog each day for photos of the various activities that are taking place each day and the home challenges we are asking everybody to take part in.

Today it is a Tik-Tok dance challenge performed by some of our staff. Can you do better? The song link can be found below. All entries can be sent to bmurphy@piercestownns.com or even a photo of you having fun trying it.

Many thanks,

Active Schools Committee

Shake it off!!

Today we got our groove on for active week. Again, Ms. Sinnott and Mr. Murphy put us through our paces during ‘Wake Up and Shake Up’ this morning. We then were very lucky to have Wexford GAA player Seamus Casey on hand to teach us some fantastic football skills. Our headline act for the day was Rachel Condon and her dance routines. It was great to be shown some new dance moves and learn some fun games to music too. It was a really great experience for all and we thank Rachel for offering her time to the school.

Today we also had the benches out once more to test the pupils in a step up challenge. Pupils had to see how many steps up and down they could get. It was very competitive and tiring too. Well done to all who took part. We continued to search for the best limbo-er in the school at lunch time.

Active Week Day 2- Shake, Rattle and Roll!

Hello Piercestown NS,

Welcome to our second day of active week where we are lucky to have Rachel Condon taking our pupils through their paces in some dance moves and also some GAA activities to be done too. There will be more classroom challenges and not to forget our ‘Wake Up and Shake Up’ each morning after the morning bell.

Keep an eye on the blog each day for photos of the various activities that are taking place each day and the home challenges we are asking everybody to take part in.

Today it is the Flush Up! challenge explained and performed by Mr. Murphy. Can you do better? Also we are asking you to go outside for some jumping as a family.  All entries can be sent to bmurphy@piercestownns.com

Many thanks,

Active Schools Committee

Plank you very much!

Today began our Active week here in Piercestown NS. We began our day with ‘Wake Up and Shake Up!’ outside led by some very talented dancers from all the classrooms. The Junior end of the school got all pumped up in their warm up before getting to do the Cha Cha Slide. The Senior end of the school followed Ms. Sinnott’s lead and enjoyed their energetic ‘Waka Waka’ dance.

Our headline act today was of course Niamh Boggan of Body Feels Yoga (https://www.facebook.com/bodyfeels/) (https://www.instagram.com/body_feels/). The pupils of Piercestown got to stretch every muscle in a fun and enjoyable way before settling down and finding some inner peace through meditation. Everybody seemed to watch their worries drift away and find a new sense of energy afterwards. However some of the staff found it difficult to wake themselves up from their meditative sleep. It was a really great experience for all and we thank Niamh for offering her time to the school.

We also had the balance beams out again today testing the classes ability to find their balance even with a strong breeze blowing. However after the yoga the pupils showed how light and relaxed they now were. We also had the limbo sticks out at lunchtime and began to find Piercestown’s best limbo-er. We will see over the next few days who can really limbo, limbo, limbo.

Active Week Day 1

Hello Piercestown NS,

Today begins our active week where we are lucky to have Niamh Boggan, Body_Feels Yoga (https://www.instagram.com/body_feels/), showing our pupils how to find their inner peace. There will be classroom challenges and not to forget our ‘Wake Up and Shake Up’ each morning after the morning bell.

Keep an eye on the blog each day for photos of the various activities that are taking place each day and the home challenges we are asking everybody to take part in.

Today it is the Shoe Off challenge expertly explained and performed by Mrs. Lyttleton. Can you do better? Also we are asking you to go for a walk as a family.  All entries can be sent to bmurphy@piercestownns.com

Many thanks,

Active Schools Committee

Hip Hop Hurrah, it’s the start of Active Week today!!

Hello everybody, take a look at the scheduled activities that we have in place for Active School Week which will run from Monday the 21st of June until Friday the 25th of June. Each child will complete an activity a day, take part in some fun lunchtime competitions, wake up and shake up every morning along with active homework each evening. Keep an eye out for challenges over the next week and let’s get out and have some fun! Walk, run, jump or skip! Come on Piercestown – Let’s Get Fit!

Parks Tennis Summer Camp Returns!

We at Piercestown NS would like to announce Parks Tennis Summer Camp returns to St. Martin’s this year for 4 weeks from July 5th-30th. Children from the age of 6-13 can be booked in for 2, 3 or 4 weeks and is catering for both beginners and improvers. So pick up a racket and give it a swing and see how much enjoyment you can have.

Fees for age 6-8 years are the following:

2 weeks €30

3 weeks €40

4 weeks €50

Fees for age 9-13 are:

2 weeks €40

3 weeks €50

4 weeks €60

Booking can be made by contacting 087-9266055