Physical Activity is the promotion and engagement of exercise and movement in addition to the 60 minute per week timetabled curriculum subject of Physical Education. St.Finian’s actively promotes the message that children require 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. In St. Finian’s we have been very busy since September engaging in a wide variety of different programmes, ideas and initiatives which have inspired the children (and staff) to become more active.
St. Finian’s promotes the full range of fundamental movement skills during break times and pupils are encouraged to run, play and to “Do your talking while you’re walking”. We have two daily playground breaks and our school yard is zoned and marked to allow children to engage in a variety of different activities. Our ASF committee members are our playground leaders who stand at the front of the line and lead some physical activity exercises before all the students walk back indoors.
Our school incorporates physical activity into school calendar events as we hold different seasonal activities and events which can be viewed in detail below.
January & February
Tour of Europe Challenge
Throughout January and February we are undertaking the “Tour of Europe Challenge” as part of efforts to increase physical activity in St.Finians. All classes have selected a place on the map to visit and are aiming to arrive at this destination by running laps of the yard. Every 1 lap of the yard = 1km on the map.We have been very busy running laps and trying to visit as many place in Europe as we can!
Check out the map to see all the place we are visiting!
On the 25th October all students participated in a “Zumba Halloween Disco” in the Halla. Local Zumba Instructor Dee kindly gave her up her morning to come into the school and lead the students through a variety of Zumba movements and music, finishing up of course with a routine to “Ghostbusters”. The morning was full or energy and enthusiasm and the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Students in Fancy Dress led by Zumba Dee