We were delighted to welcome two physiotherapy students from UCD to talk to the boys from 3rd to 6th classes about exercise and healthy eating. Ben Kirwan and Kieran Purcell gave very informative and useful presentations. Many thanks to them.
Tommy, the hurling coach, came in to give the classes a ‘taster session’ in hurling. The infants classes showed great promise and we can expect that many of them will represent the school in Croke Park in the future.
Mr Ring, assisted by parents have set up circuits this week for all classes. This is another part of our Active Living Week. The boys are set tasks and each post is monitored by a parent from the school.
The boys were introduced to the finer skills of rugby today by former Ireland international rugby star Alan Quinlan and Patrick Thornton.
Skipping skills have progressed greatly after the visit from Skippy John last week
For the next 2 weeks we are celebrating Healthy Eating Active Living. We have 2 week packed with activities for all the boys. Skippy John introduced the boys in all classes to skipping for fun and sport skipping. Some boys showed great flair, great footwork and coordination. Skippy John emphasised the fact that ‘skipping is not just for girls’
Other activities for the week include:
- Bushy Park Community Walk on Sunday 26th April
- Walk to school week
- Drop everything and dance
- Bizzy Breaks
- Speakers from UCD Sports Science
- Skippy John
- We target to do an hour of physical activity every day
- Spring Walk in Bushy Park for forest trails, river bank walk
- Parents are asked to bring the children on activities to Bushy Park
- Taster classes – pupils are introduced to yoga, rugby, circuits, hurling, cricket, football
- Sports Stars
- Past Pupils
Boys in 4th and 5th have been busy gardening. With good growing conditions all summer (warm but not too dry) a bumper crop of potatoes, corn, pickles, lettuce and rhubarb has been harvested from the school garden. Cabbage and kale has now been planted. They should survive any cold weather and grow slowly through the winter.
More photos here.
THE FLASH MOB
Report by Jacob and Christian
Our PE Teacher Melina had put together a Flash Mob choreographed by herself. Melina had put so much effort and so had the boys to make this happen. The dance was pirate themed and the song was a remix of Pirates Of The Caribbean . We had been practising for a long time since before Christmas! We had got delayed a lot due to the weather conditions. But finally in March, we had a chance to dance! The 1st row had to wear Green, The 2nd had to wear a white polo shirt, The 3rd row had to wear Orange and finally the 4th Row had to wear the normal school tracksuit. Because Christian and I were in the front row, we wore Green. We had a practise run the week before the actual dance. Every class took part in the dance from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. There was roughly 500 people dancing in the big yard. That’s a lot! Mr O’ Flynn filmed the event from ground level and Mr Donnelly was on the roof of the school filming from a bird’s eye view. We did the dance three times and Mr O’Flynn edited all the footage into one video, that you can see down below. Anyway we had a great time doing the dance and practising, Thank you Melina and Thank You boys that took part.
Congratulations to Melina for organising and preparing every boy in the school to participate in the Flash Mob dance.
Flash Mob St Josephs from St. Joseph’s BNS on Vimeo.