Brat Scoile Ghníomhaí - Active School Flag
The Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative (DES) supported by Healthy Ireland (HI) which aims to get more schools, more active, more often. It is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physical active school community.
S.N. Baile Clár na Gaillimhe is working towards an Active Schools Flag Award.
1. Physical Activity
In accordance with our Physical Education plan, all classes receive 1 hour timetabled PE every week. We promote the key messages of the Primary PE Curriculum in our lessons.
Teachers utilise the PSSI/PDST lesson Plans to facilitate the delivery of a broad and balanced PE Curriculum for all age groups.
Our school also has a central PE resource area.
The Active School Team has been very busy coordinating the Super Troopers programme in the school. The whole school is participating in Super Troopers and keeping track of their physical activity at home.
This year we have started active lines in the mornings!
Do your Talking While You're Walking
We have been playing lots of new yard games this year! The active team have been busy setting up games like 4 square, foot golf, skipping, hula hoop games and bin bag.
Junior Infant Hurling Practice
6th Class Swimming Classes
Active School Committee
Active School Team preparing for foot golf!
Here is the Active School Team digging holes for our upcoming challenge - Foot golf! We are very excited to add this new game to our PlayWorks.
12 Days of Fitness!
First to Fourth classes did really well during the 12 Days of Fitness challenge.
Before the Christmas holidays Junior Infants were very active practicing their gymnastics skills.
This year we have started getting active homework. We know how important it is to be active throughout the day!
Third Class - Running Breaks
Third Class have been taking running breaks every day. Running laps was difficult at first but we are getting better and better every day! It is one of our favourite activities of the day.
We rang Connacht Rugby on Tueday the 22nd of January and we were talking to Linda Jones the coordinator. We hope to schedule some rugby classes very shortly.
Galway Minor Hurlers visit Claregalway
We were very happy to welcome some of the hurlers from the Galway minor team to our school in November. We all dressed in maroon for the occasion!
In October Lee Collinson visited the school from England to promote skipping in our school. Each class in the school enjoyed revisiting and learning a variety of skipping steps and techniques. The children learned new skills so quickly, and it was so much fun. Since then we see a huge rise in the number of children skipping and we also promote it in our Active Playground Games.
We had lots of active breaks during Halloween, indoors and outdoors!