In St. Finians we as a staff acknowledge that 4/5 children in Ireland do not receive the 60 mins of moderate-vigorous physical activity that they need daily.
We also understand that physically active children have more active brains, in other words active children learn better. With this in mind you may be aware that we are currently working towards achieving an Active School Flag in St. Finians.
This flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. As part of this process we are holding our active school week next week running from the 8th-12th April and we hope to make this an annual event.
The whole school will be increasing their physical activity levels daily through participation in fun games and new sports that will be facilitated by teachers as well as some outside agencies that we have invited in.These new sports and activities include Hokey, Boxing and Tug of War.
To support us with active school week we are asking that you ensure your child has their school tracksuit on every day next week and that you encourage them to do their ‘Active Homework’ which will replace normal homework next week. We also encourage you to chat to your child about active school week and how they were physically active in school each day.
Every morning from 8.40am -9.00 am we will be holding a ‘Skipathon’ in the senior yard and we are inviting you to come and join us!
The idea is to get each day off to an energetic start so grab a skipping rope and come join us in the yard.
Parents of Students from Junior- Second Class
Please note that your child will be participating in a ‘Hulahoopathon’ on Monday so if they have a hula hoop please make sure they bring it with them to school.
They will be also be participating in ‘Throw your Teddy’ on Tuesday so they are asked to bring a small stuffed animal to school that day.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on the yard for the ‘Skipathon’.