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Active Schools at Home

Video ‘Shout Out’ RTE Home School Hub EXTRA would love to receive videos from children from all parts of the country showing how they got active during #ActiveHomeWeek.

Their aim is to show as wide a variety of activities as possible:

  • Taking on TEACHER Challenges – Beans Can Stacking/Toilet Roll Challenges/Bin Challenges
  • NEW skills – Juggling/Skipping/Gymnastics etc.
  • DANCE- Tik Tok dances, The Foot Shake Challenge, Ballet etc.
  • FAMILY Fitness – Activities where other members of the family join in as well
  • INDOOR Fitness Activities – Active Board Games, Active Spellings/Maths etc.
Video Length
  • 20-30 seconds video (no longer)
  • When videoing it’s really important to hold the camera SIDEWAYS
  • Begin with child/children introducing themselves (first name/school/county) before their activity begins
How to Submit Your Video
  • Go to www.rte.ie/learn
  • Click on the RED button called ‘Share Your Content with Home School Muinteoirs’.  (just above the 1st/2nd class section).
  • Complete the short online form and send your video – it’s a very easy process.
  • This FRIDAY at 12pm
  • The videos will be aired as part of the RTE Home School Hub EXTRA programme on TUESDAY, May 5th
  • RTE Home School Hub promise that they will look through every video that they receive but advise, if large numbers of videos are received, they will only be able to play a selection of them.

Fingers crossed we’ll see your school represented on next Tuesday’s show.

Active Home Week April 27th – May 3rd

Next Week, starting Monday April 27th is Active Schools Week. If we were in school we would be planning lots of fun and energetic activities to take part in Active Schools Week.

We are also applying for an Active Flag for our school. We can still apply this year if we can prove that we encouraged our pupils to stay active while staying at home during the Covid 19 crisis.

If you want to help us, you can print the activity log below and fill in how you managed to complete 60 minutes of exercise per day during Active Home Week.
If you don’t have a printer you can hand draw the activity log and fill it in.

Email your activity logs to Ms. Allen @ mairead.allen@gmail.com

Attached are some sheets with ideas on some of the creative ways you can do 60 minutes of exercise daily. The 60 minutes does not have to be done all in one go. A number of activities can be done throughout the day.

Please remember the rules about social distancing when you are exercising.

Come on Greenmount, let’s get active!

Activity Log

Info for Parents

Active Home Ideas

We are playing yard games at yard time. Our Active Flag helpers help to put out and tidy away the equipment.

We Ran To London!!!

Fifth and Sixth classes have been using our school walkway daily and we decided to set ourselves a challenge to run to Poland. After only 2 weeks we have already reached London! This is a distance of 597km or approximately 3000 laps around the school!!

Active Schools Day Four

What a busy week we have had. On Thursday, some very kind volunteers from St. Finbarr’s Club visited our school to teach us how to play hurling and football. We also had fun in our lovely school garden. We are loving active schools week.

Flash Mob

Check out our Hip Hop Flash Mob in the school yard on Wednesday fro Active Schools Week. Thank you Dayl for teaching us our cool Hip Hop Dancing moves

Active Schools Week

What an action packed week we are having! Day Two was all dancing and all skipping while Day Three was jam-packed with tennis, basketball, rounders, dodgeball, soccer and target practice. We are loving trying out lots of different activities.

Active School Walkway

Lord Mayor Mick Finn launched our Active School Walkway. By walking our clearly marked walkway five times, you clock a kilometer. Let’s get moving!

Active School Week

Day One of Active Schools Week. What a fun day! We tried our hand at the javelin/wellie throw, the relay, backwards races, long jump, high jump, tug of war, sprints, shotput and we also walk and jogged around our new school walkway. We had so much fun and can’t wait for tomorrow.

National Bike Week

Well done to 6th Class for taking part in National Bike Week by cycling to Fitzgerald Park. The event was also part of a fundraiser to sent bikes to Ghana to allow girls cycle to school. Well done 6th Class!