Welcome to our Active School Blog. We are very proud in St Louis to be working towards achieving our third Active School Flag.
The Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative and it is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. This process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.
Physical education is allocated 60 minutes per week of overall teaching time. All classes are taught the strands of Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games and Outdoor adventure. Discretionary time is also used towards P.E
St Louis Infant School promotes physical activity in a fun, positive and inclusive way. We support the full range of fundamental movement skills during break times and pupils are encouraged to play and to do ‘talking as you’re walking’. We have two daily playground breaks and our school yard is zoned and marked to allow children to engage in a variety of different activities, namely basketball, connect four, skipping and hula hoop games.
St Louis Infant School incorporates physical activity into school calendar events as we hold different seasonal activities and events. Follow our Active School blog for our latest events.
Run Around Ireland Challenge
Well done to everyone who took part in our Run Around Ireland Challenge! We visited many places in Ireland such as the Spire, Powerscourt Waterfall and even the Cliffs of Moher. In total we ran 1,286 laps of the yard – wow! We hope you enjoyed the challenge and we are very proud of how far you ran. Well done everyone, keep up that Operation Activation!
Look at all the fantastic artwork inspired by our Active School motto! We have made a huge effort to decrease our sedentary time throughout the school day, and the children came up with some fantastic ideas. Remember everyone, it’s time to move – Operation Activation!
Active Week 10th – 14th May 2021
The boys and girls of St. Louis are so excited to take part in Active Week. We will have lots of different activities in school this week, including ‘Bizzy Breaks’, a new Active School Walkway and a daily, Active School challenge! There will be active homework every day too! Ready, set, go!!
Monday’s Active Homework
Ms. Donohoe has set a great challenge for you to try at home today! Watch the challenge here and then try it yourself! Don’t forget to send your teacher photos or videos of your active homework!
Ready for another challenge? Try the ‘Shoot the Can’ Challenge!
Tuesday’s Active Homework
Ms. Tangney has a challenge for you today! It’s a good one! Have a look here and then try it at home yourself. Best of luck!
Neasa Byrd, captain of County Cavan Ladies Football Team, has set you a ‘solo’ challenge! Watch it here and have fun trying it yourself!
Wednesday’s Active Homework
Ms. O’Neill has set the challenge for you today. Watch it here and then try it yourself.
Irish hurdler, Sarah Lavin has another challenge for you. It’s a ring toss challenge! Click here and see if you can do it yourself!
Thursday’s Active Homework
It’s Ms. Galvin’s turn to set you a challenge for today. Watch it here and then try it yourself. All you need is a ball and a wall!
Oliver Dingley, member of the Irish Diving Team has dared you to try the ‘Sack Race Challenge’. Click here to watch.
Keep up the great work!
Friday’s Active Homework
Ms Fleming has set you the final challenge of the week. It’s an obstacle course challenge! Click here to watch it.
Hannah Matthews, Irish Hockey Player, has set you another challenge. You can watch it here.
Run Around Ireland……
Today we begin our month long ‘Run Around Ireland’ challenge. The aim of the challenge is to run to as many famous landmarks as we can. Click on the Powerpoint to see the landmarks and how far they are from our school. Happy running everyone! Run around Ireland challenge
Let’s get Active – jump, skip, hop and dance!
Active Homework for Monday 19th April 2021 – click below…..
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:
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!