Partnerships

Active School Flag Committee

In September 2018 all children from 1st – 6th class were invited to complete an Active School Flag Application Form if they were interested in joining the team. We received some fantastic applications which made the decision making process very difficult. It was decided that 2 children from each class would be on the committee. Here is a sample of some of the application forms we received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally by the end of September, an ASF committee was formed. Have a look below at our fantastic Committee members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing on from this, our next step was to design an ASF committee board, so the whole school could see our Amazing members. Each member filled out a profile which included a picture and a short piece of information. Each time we met, we kept minutes to record what was discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Active School Flag Achievements board

An initiative the Active School Flag wanted to start was the Achievements board. Children from all classes are encouraged to bring in their medals, certificates, rosettes etc of their sporting achievements. We celebrate achievements from all sporting areas and it is a great opportunity for us all to see what activities are available to us outside of school.

Our ever growing achievements board
Our kickboxing champion
Members of the u-10 soccer team
One of our fantastic show jumpers
Members of the girls u-12 football team
Two of our amazing gymnasts

 

Camogie Champion

 

Ballet Certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance
Athletes of the year 2018/2019 with the local Athletics club
3rd and 4th class Sports Hall medallists
Senior girls Regional Sports Hall winners
Senior Boys Sports Hall Team
Irish dancing winner
Kickboxing achievement
1st and 2nd Soccer stars
Boxing Champion

 

 

 

Active School Flag Slogan Competition

In January 2019 the Active School Flag Committee launched the slogan competition. All classes were encouraged to enter. We had some fantastic entries, which made choosing the winner very difficult. In the end Roisin in 6th class was the winner with her slogan, “Grab your Kit and go get Fit!” Have a look at Roisin’s slogan below, as well as a selection of the other finalists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Club are you in?

The Active Flag committee conducted a very interesting What Club are you in Survey. It was amazing to see the wide range of activities children in the school are involved in. What an active school we have!!

 

Super troopers

In November 2018, Children throughout Adamstown National School have been given a Supertroopers Activity Book and a family wall chart.

The programme has been developed by Laya Healthcare alongside a team of teachers, psychologists and nutritionists.  It is now the biggest health programme in Irish schools.  The health homework programme attempts to give equal prominence to health as is given to academic subjects.

It includes fun activities which can involve all the family. This year there are brand new yoga and well-being activities in the Health Homework Journals.

To find out more about Super Troopers with Laya Healthcare, visit their website here

Physical Activity:

Brain-Breaks-1

Brain-Breaks-2

Fun-Indoor-Activities

Importance-Of-Stretching

Yoga-Exercises

Nutrition:

What-are-you-drinking

Vitamin-D-and-Why-Vitamins-are-so-Important

The-Importance-of-Fruit-and-Vegetables

Teachers-Senses-Tasting

High-Fibre-Snacks

Wellbeing:

Mindful-Sitting-My-Senses

The-Importance-of-Emotional-Wellbeing

Wellbeing-in-the-Classroom

Getting-A-Better-Sleep-Pattern

Breathing-with-your-Hands

Make sure and check out the Family Area on the Super Troopers Website:  https://www.supertroopers.ie/family-zone/

Here are some pictures of 4th and 5th class practising the Pass the Dance activity, which can be found on p. 53 of the Senior Health Homework Journal. Also have a look at some of the filled in pages in their Health Homework Journals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball Tournament

In December Ms Rea’s 3rd and 4th were lucky enough to be selected to attend a Basketball tournament in Coláiste Abbain. This was an initiative organised by Sports Active Wexford with the school’s transition years.

10 @ 10 Operation Transformation

During the Operation Transformation Series 2019, children in Adamstown have been using the 10@10 videos to keep active in school.  Every Monday to Friday for three weeks Gráinne Bleasdale and Micheál Ó Ciaraidh get active while having fun for 10 minutes on RTEjr.

Children in 4th and 5th completing the 10@10 challenge on February 12th

 

External Coaches

Over the course of the year we were lucky enough to welcome some fantastic coaches into the school to assist with the implementation of Physical education. James, our GAA coach, has been fantastic. Every class in the school has gotten a chance to try both football and hurling. The skills have improved greatly.

In term 1 we had our dance teacher, Anne Marie. She taught each class a number of amazing dances which they all got to perform in December.

4th – 6th got the opportunity to engage in Swimming lessons in term 2. The progression of their swimming skills was fantastic.

School competitions

We have some fantastic teachers here in Adamstown N.S. who are eager to enter teams into school competitions throughout the year. This year we had a boys and girls Rackard League Hurling and football team. In addition we had a boys and girls rounders team. We also entered into the Wexford Schools Athletics Competition in June as well as the Sports Hall athletics competition earlier in the year. It’s fantastic to see children excel in their sports and get great enjoyment from these competitions.

Wexford School Athletics

Rackard League

Rounders