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Active Schools Week 2018

Active Schools Week 2018 has come to a close. We all had great fun participating in a range of sports.

A big thank you to all the parents who joined us in our laps of the pitches.


Benny Langan of All Aspects Fitness joined us on Monday and Tuesday to teach the boys some exercises to improve their overall strength. There will be boys practising push ups, squats and lunges in every house in Clane!

Shane Deasy loved teaching 4th Class some Tag Rugby drills.

Clane Lawn Tennis Club invited the lads down to take part in tennis lessons. Richie Mahony was their coach for the day. All the boys enjoyed their visit.

The classes had a ball with Claire Flynn, learning many Yoga movements and stretches.

Every class loved ending the week with the Active Day. There was great comradery and fun had in every class.

Our Marathon Challenge continues until the end of June. Every class is noticing a difference in their ability to run longer distances already. Well done boys and keep it up!


Active Schools Week 11th – 15th June 2018

We are very excited about Active Schools Week 2018 running from the 11th – 15th June. There are lots of different activities going on in the school all week to encourage children to be active.

We will kick off the week with parents of Juniors to 2nd class joining us on laps around the pitches.

We will have classes participating in different activities all week, giving them a taster of the sports and groups available in Clane. Benny Langan from All Aspects Fitness will be working the muscles, Claire Flynn will teach the boys some yoga, Clane Tennis Club have invited classes down to give tennis lessons and our own Shane Deasy will be introducing the game of Tag Rugby to some classes. We will also have each class participate in a Tug-of-War.

The parents of pupils from 3rd – 6th class will be invited in on Friday 15th to walk / jog / run laps of the pitches. The teachers will have to dust  off their football boots and shin guards for the annual Teachers v 6th Class soccer game which will bring our Active Schools Week to a close.

Active Schools Week will also mark the beginning of our “Run a Marathon” challenge. Pupils from Junior to 2nd class will aim to complete a half marathon by the end of June. The boys from 3rd – 6th class will aim to run a marathon. We look forward to this challenge!

Boys are allowed wear their tracksuit everyday during Active Schools Week.

With this beautiful weather we are having we want to get outside, move about, get plenty of exercise and BE ACTIVE!