We have started a new fun programme in our school. “Fit4Class” is Athletics Ireland’s new 10 week programme that introduces primary school children to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment. It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, balance and co-ordination, all fundamental to longer term physical athletic development. “Fit4Class” rewards students for participating and having fun.
We are very lucky to be chosen as one of the fifty pilot schools for SuperValu Cooking All Stars.
The SuperValu Cooking All-Stars will give children the confidence to safely handle tricky and precarious tasks like preparing vegetables and safely cooking healthy recipes like scrambled eggs, banana pancakes and even a delicious quesadilla.
Cooking All-Stars is designed to teach primary school children the crucial life skill of cooking to ensure that the next generation is going to be healthier and more confident in the kitchen.
The programme was carefully designed by a panel of nutritionists, chefs and teachers to make sure that both the teachers and the children will enjoy the programme as well as learn about practical life skills and a healthy eating ethos along the way.
We are learning about procedural writing, the food pyramid and healthy eating as part of the Cooking All Stars programme.
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Super Troopers is a programme which encourages children and their families to live happier and more active lifestyles. Through short burst, fun daily activities around physical activity, wellbeing and nutrition, this programme helps to promote healthy minds and bodies.Our children are really enjoying their PE homework every evening.
The children in our school have been swimming for the past number of week and have really enjoyed it. Swimming can have many benefits for children’s health.
Enhances mental development
Swimming stimulates young children’s senses and is thought to improve brain and emotional development. Swimming also supports a child’s mind/body connection as studies have shown that during exercise a child’s mind is stimulated, promoting further brain development and intelligence.
2. Develops confidence
Children can often be fearful of water if they are not sensitised to it. Overcoming this fear can be extremely empowering, boosting confidence and self-esteem. This newfound confidence can extend to social situations, which allows your child to interact with peers, developing their social skills and providing another self-esteem boost. Improving self-esteem instills a positive attitude towards physical activity.
3. Boosts social skills
Swimming, while often thought to be a solo activity, is actually a great social activity. It introduces your child to others with similar interests and lifestyles. Children enjoy the interaction with other children where they find a common ground, solidifying a valuable social engagement outside of school.
4. Support a stress-free lifestyle
Swimming is a great stress reliever. It clears the mind, provides routine and fosters a balanced lifestyle. Scientifically, swimming is proven to increase endorphins (and other mood-boosting chemicals) in the brain.