Active Schools Week 2018




🙂 St. Malachy’s Active School Week 2018: Monday 28th May- Friday 1st June 🙂 


The active school committee have been working hard to make our first ever active schools week as fun as possible…

Here is the programme for our Active Schools Week 2018 🙂 

Monday :          Badminton ( 4 hours )  3rd – 6th   & Laser Run 12-1p.m. 5th classes

Tuesday :         Ultimate Frisbee ( all day 35-60 mins per session) 3rd –  6th

Wednesday :    Tug of War at 10 a.m.  (3rd  & 4th class)

Thursday :       Boxing – 45 – 60 mins session (6th class)  &  Launch of Active Walkway

Friday  :          GAA football skills & games  all day (3rd – 6th)


Other activities that we did during the week:

  • Physical Activity as Homework
  • Children and teachers wear tracksuits for week
  • Penalties against the Principal
  • Basketball Shots in yard
  • D.E.A.M- Drop Everything and Move
  • Walk to School Thursday
  • Active breaks in class



We kicked off Active Schools week 2018 very well today. All classes got a taster session in Badminton. Many of the children had never played it before. It was a great success.

Some of the classes did individual activities throughout the day also such as running, skipping, small playground games.



Today, each class got a taster session in Ultimate Frisbee. This was a great team activity and the children really enjoyed it! 

As well as this 6th class went running this morning with their teacher, 3rd class played rounders and the 5th classes played some playground games and football.



The 3rd and 4th classes had great fun doing Tug of War today. Even some of the teachers had a go!! 🙂



Today was another great day in our Active Schools week. It was ‘Walk to School Thursday’ where the school gates were locked and the children were encouraged to walk to school.

The 5th classes participated in a Lazer Tag Run Final Event in Erin’s Isle. The children ran against St. Finian’s school. Everyone received a medal for taking part and we also took four trophies back to school after winning the four events!! The children really enjoyed it! 🙂



Later in the day we launched our Active School Walkway. Three special guests joined us for this important opening. We had the pleasure of welcoming Jessica Ziu who plays football for the Republic of Ireland U17’s and Alex Kavanagh who plays for Shelbourne football club (both are past pupils of St. Malachy’s). There was great excitement welcoming our third guest, Senior Dublin football player James McCarthy.



On Friday each class had a session of G.A.A training with a coach from Erin’s Isle G.A.A club. These sessions were great and the children had the chance to practise and even learn some new skills. Some children had never played G.A.A before. It was great fun and the children really enjoyed it! 🙂