Active Break photos *******
Physical Activity is the promotion and engagement of exercise and movement in addition to our scheduled P.E. times. We have been very busy engaging in a wide variety of different programmes, ideas, and initiatives which have inspired the children to become more active.
All classes took part in an Active Break everyday challenge for the month of May. Every class completed an active break challenge chart recording their daily activities. Teachers also endeavoured to reduce sedentary time in the classroom by engaging the pupils in active learning activities on a daily basis. Senior classes engaged in tables games such as “Tables champs” and mental maths activities whilst standing and younger classes engaged in active peer reading activities. On rainy days, teachers ensure pupils are kept active by incorporating extended classroom based physical activity breaks such as go noodle and 10 at 10.
Our 3rd classes took part in our annual Céilí with Hollypark Boys school during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Our 5th and 6th classes practised their oral Irish in preparation for the Fáinne whilst competing in relay races with the pupils from the boys’ school on the Astro pitch. This event was thoroughly enjoyed by the pupils and will definitely feature in our calendar from now on.
Our sports coach Mr. Oreo ensures the pupils are active year-round hosting a fancy dress race at Halloween and preparing the girls for activities such as the whole school dance on sports day and the 6th class graduation dance.
Senior classes took part in a maths scavenger hunt on measurement in May as part of our focus on the outdoor and adventure strand this year and the Infant classes walked to the pitch in Granada for the much loved Teddy Bears’ picnic.
We are a green school and pupils are actively encouraged to walk to and from school on a daily basis. Our daily mile challenge took place in June this year. Teachers and pupils are looking forward to improving their fitness levels for the summer ahead.
Hollypark Girls National School has a strong sporting tradition. Staying active and involved in sports in a competitive or participatory manner, is central to the positive message and lifelong habits we model and impart to our girls daily. Our Hollypark GNS teams are currently successfully competing in the following sports:
· Gaelic football
Take a look at all our fantastic teams below. Go Hollypark