Active School

Sports evening photos    Santry Athletics Photos

 

As we head into sunny days and long, bright evenings we are promoting an active, healthy lifestyle over the next few weeks with the help of our visiting PE expert, Melina from Munich University.
Sports evening (see provisional schedule) will be on Weds. May 23rd at 6.30pm in the VEC Grounds, Templeogue Rd. Other activities include Walk to School, Fyffes Fit Squad, tennis and cricket coaching, Yoga with Ms. Larmer, before-school athletics training for Santry, tag rugby, after-school hurling(senior and junior teams), Terenure College Gaelic football blitz and more. Photos will be added to this gallery.

We are very grateful to Mark Caslin of Larkview FC who has kindly sponsored a beautiful new set of gear for our school teams. Our soccer and hurling teams have started playing league matches after the long winter, while we will also have more cross country and track events. Our Active Weeks are in May (with Sports evening on Weds 23rd) and we are hoping our German PE expert, Melina will be here for a few weeks to get us all moving like this.

Last week, we had the first ever indoors athletics Primary schools’ event at the magnificent new arena in Abbottstown. St Joseph’s were represented by boys from 5th and 6th class who all performed very well. Medallists were Luke-bronze in the 600m, Alex-silver in the shot and gold for our excellent relay team (Aaron, Liam, Tom and Dillon). Photos Video

We decided to do a project on Sugar content in food that we like to eat and drink sometimes on a daily basis and then sometimes as a treat on a Friday.
We recorded that some drinks that you think are healthy may not what you think (mountain dew). Most people were surprised at how much and little sugar were in the different drinks.
We found out that McDonalds’ Happy Meal has 32g of sugar and even more salt and fats. An 800ml bottle of Heinz’ Ketchup has 160g of sugar. We also found out that too much sugar could rot your teeth.
The best drink for us was of course water and the worst drink was mountain dew. The best food for us is blackberry/raspberries. The best bread for us was brown bread and the worst type of bread was the bagel. The best bar for us was Nature Valley bar with still a lot of sugar with 47g of sugar. The worst was the Crunchie with 65g per 100g.
All of us visited every single class presenting all of our projects. Every class was amazed to know how much sugar they actually eat on a daily basis
These are a few photos of our project and trips to classes.

Our thanks to Terenure College for hosting the primary schools cross country again this year in their magnificent college grounds. 71 boys from St. Josephs´s, including some from 2nd and 3rd classes running their first cross country races, ran their socks off in the winter sunshine against the best runners from eight other local schools. We were delighted to have our German PE teacher, Melina, here for a flying visit, to encourage everyone. She will be back in the summer term for a few weeks. More photos Video (Thanks to our cameramen Ben, Roan, Senan and Leo)
Melina´s Christmas Dance Mix.

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