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.
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!!
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
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
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.
3rd and 4th class taking part in a basketball tournament with Colaiste Abbains Transition Year students and Sports Active Wexford. pic.twitter.com/r14LpmLRV9— Adamstown NS (@Adamstown_NS) December 14, 2018
Some action footage of today's basketball tournament pic.twitter.com/7YiXBaxDuy— Adamstown NS (@Adamstown_NS) December 14, 2018
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
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.
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.