We are starting every day with a ten minute wake and shake which is being led by some members of the Active Committee. They are leading the whole school in two energetic dance routines each morning and, especially with the sunshine on our side, it is a fantastic way to start our day!
On Monday the children in Nun’s Cross began their active week with a full day cycling challenge. Every child in the school worked as part of a team to have the school cycling for the full school day and we did it!
We had a visiting basketball coach, Kevin, come in a do a full mornings basketball session with the whole school. Kevin also very kindly donated a full set of basketballs to the school and the children are delighted to be able to shoot some hoops during their break times. A big thank you to Kevin for supporting our Active week.
The girls from 5th and 6th class expertly led the whole school in some hockey training. They took each class and put them through their paces, teaching each group some key hockey skills. The girls did an amazing job and everyone enjoyed hockey!
We also enjoyed learning some skipping skills with thanks to the fantastic efforts of the children in 3rd and 4th class. They patiently worked with each class showing all the children some skipping skills.
Wednesday was our WOW day (Walk On Wednesday). The whole school assembled in the village and we all walked together up to school. The senior classes took care of the junior classes on the trek up to school. Many thanks to the parents who also accompanied us and to the parents who dropped bags to school to save us carrying them.
We were joined, after our walk, by three members of the Community Games who showed us a game which was new to us all, skittles! It was great fun and we got very competitive towards the end! A big thanks to Siobhan 1, Siobhan 2 and Phyllis for giving up their morning to come in and teach the game to us.
This afternoon we were also delighted to welcome Jacqueline in to do a pilates with us. We mastered some tricky moves and came away nice and stretched. Thank you to Jacqueline for her time!
We celebrated Jersey day and all the children came to school in a wonderful array of jerseys and sports gear.
A huge thanks to Mrs pearse who spent her doing operating a variety of active stations on the football pitch, with the help of members of the active committee.
We also had a visit from Chris and James, two lifeguards from Coral Leisure Centre in Wicklow Town, who did a water safety talk with the whole school. They gave us loads of useful and practical tips to help us stay safe in, and around, water and we got to practice CPR. We are very grateful to the guys who also gave each child in the school a free swim voucher for the pool! A huge thanks to Coral Leisure Centre for sending out two of your lifeguards and for your generous gift to each child in our school.
We finished the last day off with an Active Assembly and Rugby.
The whole school gathered for an assembly which gave all the children a chance to share their sports interests and awards. We heard about a huge array of sports from cricket to soccer and tennis to minimus and all sorts in between. We have lots of very talented children in our school who showered our school in awards this morning. Well done to all the children for their achievements and we look forward to hearing about all their future achievements too.
Phyllis from the Community Games also joined us to award the winners of the events we took part in during this years Community Games. We were delighted to see the boys who took part in the indoor soccer being presented with medals and we also got medals for the winners of the skittles during active week.