Thank you to Fit Squad for the intensive workout today and for the key-rings and fresh bananas we were given afterwards. We can’t wait to see how many of you try out the Banana & Strawberry Smoothie at home.
Children and adults around the world have played with hula hoops for centuries. Here at Drumraney N.S., the children have been experimenting with and trying to reinvent the classic hula hoop. They never tire of trying to master the skill of spinning the hoop around their waist/arm/leg/neck or skipping with the hoop but they love nothing more than trying to think up new and creative tricks to try with the hoop.
The children really enjoyed their gymnastics session today with Elisha Colgan (Gymnastics Ireland Club Coach of the Year 2017) from Athlone Gymnastics Club. Gymnastic is a great sport to develop balance, co-ordination, flexibility and strength.
The Irish Tug of War Association has recently partnered up with Active School Flag (ASF) initiative.
As part of this collaboration, they have been running a school development program in participating schools around the country.
Today we had a visit from Cathy Sheerin who gave us a demonstration on how to pull tug of war. After the demonstration she presented the school with a junior rope to use with the children in our own time.
Tug of war is a non-contact sport where team work is far more important than any one individual and where every member of the team is equal. It is a fun and accessible team sport for children of all ages and abilities. It was great to introduce the children to an exciting new sport while they are at an age where they are trying out new sports and hobbies.
The children really enjoyed their RINKA session this week. RINKA classes offer an alternative approach to developing fitness because there is no element of competition whatsoever. They do not focus on the fastest runner or strongest footballer but rather encourage each child to develop at their own pace.
They focus on making fitness fun for all, not just for the children who love sport already. The children also learned about the importance of healthy diets and making healthy lifestyle choices.
Children, remember to…