Active Schools Blog

Welcome to our Active Schools Blog. At St. Louis we promote physical activity in a fun, positive and inclusive way. We believe that keeping active is incredibly important to our physical and mental health ,and in this blog you will see the different ways that we keep fit and healthy!’

Let’s get Active – jump, skip, hop and dance!

Active Homework for Monday 19th April 2021 – click below…..

Active Homework 19th April – 23rd April[1844]

Our March jumping challenge is complete! Well done to all the classes who did 500 jumps every day and a big well done to Oliver who did 15,500 bounces in March and raised €2,300 for Barretstown.

The boys and girls of St. Louis have been learning a special dance for Seachtain na Gaeilge. We have had great fun dancing along to ‘An Dreoilín’. Here is the link to the music so you can dance to it at home if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dJ5zcNUROk

We are having great fun Fridays with different activities in the yards….check out what we get up to…..

St. Louis is taking part in a bouncing challenge this month, inspired by Oliver from room 9’s ‘Bounce for Barretstown’ challenge. Oliver will be bouncing 500 times each day on his trampoline for the month of March in order to raise funds for Barretstown. Please see more information by clicking on this link:

iDonate.ie | Support Bounce for Barretstown

Our school will be trying to match Oliver’s challenge by having each class jump 500 jumping jacks a day. Feel free to start your own bouncing/jumping challenge at home and get involved!

Click on the following links to see how active the boys and girls of St. Louis. Kept during the school closures. Well done everyone!

We were keeping really active during the school closures! Have a look at the following active homework plans to see all the different activities we took part in, and give some of them a try if you didn’t get the chance!

Active Homework 1st – 5th February

Active Homework 8th – 12th February

Active Homework 18th – 22nd January

Active Homework 25th – 29th January[6415]

Our playground leaders have been working hard to make sure yard time is an enjoyable time for everyone! Click on this  Playground Leader Jobs Powerpoint to see the jobs our playground leaders have

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the ‘Active Break Every Day’ challenge! They were very busy for the whole month of November taking part in yoga, running, dancing, and all kinds of different exercises. Keeping active during the school day keeps us healthy and helps us to focus more. Click on the here to see what we have been up to!

October Monster Mosh

St. Louis Halloween Monster Mosh – On the 23rd October we dressed up in our best costumes for a big Monster Mosh. We saw witches, vampires, superheroes and fairies show off their best moves as they shook, stamped, clapped and danced together! Thank you to the Parent Association for organising a great day for everyone!

Every Friday Simon Lambert (Ranelagh Gaels) teaches GAA skills to the children. We are learning to solo the ball, handpass, kick and catch….. Check out these football stars……

At St. Louis Infant School we are very lucky to work in partnership with some of the sports and activity clubs in our local community.

Many of the children from our school attend extra-curricular swimming lessons at Swan Leisure. The pupils have previously attended Swan Leisure during school hours as part of Active Week and have always thoroughly enjoyed the activities they engaged with there. https://www.swanleisure.ie/

We are delighted to work in partnership with Ranelagh Gaels. Our First Class pupils love attending GAA training with Simon from Ranelagh Gaels each week. This gives the pupils the opportunity to participate in GAA in addition to the PE Curriculum taught by the class teachers at our school. https://www.ranelaghgaels.ie/

Pupils from St. Louis Infant School took part in extra-curricular tennis lessons at Stratford Lawn Tennis Club prior to the outbreak of Covid-19. The children are very much looking forward to returning to these lessons soon. http://stratfordtennis.ie/

Click on any of the links above to get more information about the great sporting facilities and clubs that are available in our locality.