We at Killygarry NS are delighted to announce that we have 25 fully Trained Playground Leaders springing into action this March! Over 20 children in Fifth class have volunteered to become Playground Leaders – this is in addition to our Active School committee in 4th and 6th class. Their training involved considering what makes a good/bad leader and considering how to safely plan and modify activities to ensure everybody can enjoy the activities. On yard, our Playground Leaders will be wearing Red Bibs.
Each week a new activity will be rolled out and each class will have the opportunity to participate. For week 1, we are playing basketball.
Our Newly Zoned Yard
Our Active Schools Committee noticed there was a lot bumps and knocks when we were all out on yard. We brainstormed and came up with a few ideas. Ms Finnegan gave us a blank plan of the yard and we drew lines, where we thought the zones should be. Afterwards, Ms Finnegan and Ms Donohoe went through the plans and used the best bits of all plans, to zone our yard.
We are going to use the zones for two full weeks (14 days) and see how we get on. Each morning four of our Active School Team, use space-markers to zone the yard for us. If we think the zones are working well, we will keep them, although we might need to modify them.
We are going to use the zones for two full weeks (14 days) and see how we get on. Each morning four of our Active School Team zone the yard for us. If we think the zones are working well, we will keep them, although we might need to modify them.
Every Friday at both breaks we have Funky Friday! It is brilliant fun because we get to listen and dance to our favourite songs. Sometimes the teachers even dance with us!
Getting more active within the school day!
Our Active School Committee noticed that on wet days, many of the pupils are not getting an opportunity to exercise. They decided to have a dance crew visit each class on wet days and use GoNoodle with them. It is great fun and really gets the heart pumping!
The Committee also thought that we could try out doing some chair exercises between lessons each day and see if it might be helpful both in terms of concentration and exercise.
We had a disco to actively celebrate the festive season. It was great fun!