Our school is currently engaging in Super Troopers with Laya Healthcare. Super Troopers is a programme which encourages children and their families to live happier and more active lifestyles. Through short burst, fun daily activities around physical activity, wellbeing and nutrition, this programme helps to promote healthy minds and bodies. For more information on Super Troopers please see their website, www.supertroopers.ie
FAI primary school 5s (April 2019)
The boys from 6th class took part in the FAI Primary Schools 5s, in Abbeycarton recently. They made it through and are heading to the finals in Navan this coming Thursday, 2nd May. We wish them the best of luck. Thanks to Martin, one of our parents for all his help in coaching and managing the team.
Irish Heart Foundation 'Let's get active' award (April 2019)
In April our school took part in the Irish Heart Foundation Active Award. The children were challenged to get active for 60+ minutes every day, and to try new activities. Congratulations and well done to all those who made such a fantastic effort to be active. Special mention to Ms McCormick's and Ms Finn's class who were exceptional in their efforts! :-) More photos to follow...
Longford sports partnership - sports hall athletics (6th March 2019)
The Sports Hall Athletics competition was back this March. Students from 3rd - 6th class took part in various events in Ballymahon Secondary School. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience participating in events which they may not have competed in before, such as the shot put, long jump, etc. Thanks to Amanda, one of our parents for all her help with it.
Indoor Hurling is Back! (February 2019)
It's February and that can only mean one thing.....indoor hurling is back! :-) We have entered a mixed team in this year's competition in Newtownforbes. 6th class boys and girls will play against the different schools in the area over the coming weeks. Shout out to Irene, our Spanish exchange student, who is enthusiastically throwing herself in our gaelic games! Best of luck to all taking part!
Yoga Time! (October 2018)
Yvonne, one of our parents has kindly offered to come into the school to teach yoga to the Junior Infants, Senior Infants, and 1st class. The children are really enjoying it so far, and it's a lovely way to end the school week on a Friday afternoon. :-)
A Visit from Longford fitness (may 2018)
Enda, from Longford Fitness paid the school a visit in May and ran fitness workshops with each class grouping. The emphasis was on getting active and having fun in a non-competitive setting. The day was a huge success and enjoyed by all from Juniors right up to 6th class!
Longford GAA Indoor hurling (February 2018)
Well done to all those who took part in the recent indoor hurling games in Newtownforbes. The games were ran over several weeks and we saw a steady improvement in our performance as the weeks progressed.