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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

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!

Take Pride in Your Jersey

Well done to pupils in 5th and 6th class who won prizes in the Clonakilty Black Pudding Take Pride in Your Jersey Competition. The classes won a visit from Cork City player, Graham Cummins!

Cycling Workshop

5th Class completed a 5 week cycling workshop. All involved loved improving their cycling skills as well as learning valuable road safety rules.

Lough Leagues 2017

Congratulations to the boys and girls who took part in the Lough Leagues. An impressive victory for the boys and they were honoured to be presented with their cup by famous past pupil, Gerald McCarthy.

City Sports 2017

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who took part in Cork City Sports 2017. The girls had some impressive individual wins and the boys won both the junior and senior relay.

4th class hurling blitz


Well done to the 4th class boys who made it to the final of the indoor hurling blitz in Bishopstown yesterday. Greenmount NS topped their group and won their semi final to progress to the decider where they lost out narrowly to a strong Ovens NS side. Well done!


Cycling workshop!!

On Friday the 7th of October we did our 3rd of 5 cycling workshops. Firstly we put on our helmets and went through our bike checks as we had done the previous two weeks. For the next hour the yard in Greenmount became a busy main road! Some of our classmates were chosen to be the traffic where they continually cycled on a set route which involved navigating a ‘busy road’ with two roundabouts! It proved a little difficult at first but we soon got the hang of it! Our other classmates learned how to use hand signals correctly and cycle from a T-Junction! We also practised changing  directions with lots of other cyclists! Some of our classmates are also working on improving their cycling skills and they are making fantastic progress! Loads of learning and fantastic fun again this week as seen in our photos!!!20160930_113328 20161007_114151 20161007_114219 20161007_114636 20161007_114649 20161007_115618 20161007_123036 cycling-resized-attempt-2

Lough Leagues 2016

Congratulations to our girls who won the St. Finbarr’s Camogie Cup and the boys who won the Séan Condon Memorial Cup at the Lough Leagues.