Physical Activity

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Active Yards:

In the school year 2019 – 2020, our playground leaders assisted the set up of active yards by doing the following:

  • Meeting in committees.
  • Relaying information.
  • Taking feedback from their classmates and adapting activities accordingly.
  • Organising equipment.
  • Mentoring younger students.

As part of our Active Yards we encourage all students to create their own games and to share their ideas with other classmates. These ideas were used as part of PE warm-ups.

Active Breaks:

In St. Kevin’s we do active breaks three times a day. These include dance breaks, activity breaks and running breaks. We use Bizzy Breaks, Go Noodle and our Active Walkway in particular. This year, 2021, a lot of our active breaks have taken place outdoors. As you will see from our photographs, we incorporated outdoor dance into this year’s active breaks and we ran around our Active Walkway.

Because we are concentrating on our Athletic strand this year, we made use of obstacle courses to encourage as much athletic activity as possible. All classes worked on different skills throughout the year and made great use of the video clips from the Move Well, Move Often to highlight the fundamental movement skills at all three levels.

School Tours:

School tours in the middle and senior classes involve sporting activities such as water sports, orienteering, zip lining and high wire obstacle courses as well as other adventure activities.

Active Learning at home:

Padlet accounts were used during the remote learning period to promote physical activity at home and to encourage healthy lifestyles. One of the Padlets is aimed at the junior end of the school and the second is for the middle and senior classes. The links for these Padlets are below:

Junior Padlet

Senior Padlet

Calendar of Active Events:

In St. Kevin’s we mark events such as Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter with physical activities. You will enjoy some of the videos which showcase events over the last two years.

Sports Day:

Every year we have our annual sports day in June which is well enjoyed by pupils, parents and staff alike. Every class from Junior Infants to Sixth Class rotate through a series of stations which promote activity in a variety of ways. Many of our partners help set up individual stations that provide taster sessions at appropriate levels of difficulty depending on the class age group. In previous years some of the stations included:

  • Dance
  • Boxing
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Karate
  • Yoga
  • Obstacle Races
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • GAA Skills
  • Games
  • Water Races
  • Climbing Inflatable Wall and Slide