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Physical Education

Physical Education is taught by the class teacher for 1 hour each week. The children are very fortunate to have other coaches and experts visit the school to teach soccer and basketball. We also attend swimming for a period of 8-10 weeks in the Summer term.

Go Ireland Go!!

Date posted: 12th June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Soccer, Sports |

As part of the Junior Classroom’s preparation for Euro 2012, the children have been learning all the flags of the teams competing in the football competition. Take a look at their flags!

As well as learning the flags of the countries in Euro 2012, the children had to predict which team they think would win Euro 2012.

Here is a breakdown of their predictions so hopefully we will have a winner in our Class Euro 2012  Competition!!

11 children predicted Ireland would win, 2 children predicted that Germany would win, 2 children predicted that Spain would win , 1 child predicted that England would win, 1 child predicted Denmark would win, 1 child predicted Greece would win and 1 child predicted Italy would win.

 We made our own cups with “green, white and gold” streamers on them to support the Irish Team!

Go Ireland Go!!! 

We’re really hoping that Ireland wins Euro 2012!

Date posted: 12th June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Soccer, Sports |

Sponsored Cycle 2012!

Date posted: 11th June 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport |

On Saturday, 9th June 2012, the children, parents and almost 170 cyclists took to the roads for the annual sponsored cycle in aid of the school.  It was a wonderful day!  The sun was shining, music was playing and a great day was had by all!

The day started off with registration at 9 am.  There were 3 routes to choose from: a 40 km route, a 100km route and a 125km route!  The children cycled the famous 5km wellie race route with parents and teachers.  Along the way were various food and drink stops to take a well-deserved break!  When everyone came back, there was food, refreshments and ice-cream from the “Icicle Bicycle”!

Over €5,500 has been raised so far for the school.  A huge thank you to everyone who helped out in any way.  Thank you to the Parents’ Association for all their hard work over the past number of months!  Thanks to all those who stewarded the roads, cycled with the children, baked, prepared food, drove cars, manned food/drink stops, registered names, supervised children, fundraised, donated money, donated food/water and cleaned up afterwards!  We wish we could thank you all individually!  A special thank you to our sponsors “Cycletrax” for being there on the day and their donation to the school.

Thank you to all those who participated on the day, especially those from local cycling clubs!

After completing the cycle, the children and other participants received a certificate for all their efforts on the day.

Well done everybody.  We are looking forward to next year already!

 

Date posted: 11th June 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport |

Basketball at Wandesforde School

Date posted: 21st March 2012 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

The children have enjoyed 7 weeks of basketball lessons with Joe Byrne from the Community School. Take a look at the whole school in action!!

 Thank you Joe for teaching us all new skills in basketball!

Date posted: 21st March 2012 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Swimming Lessons!

Date posted: 7th March 2012 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Swimming |

Swimming Lessons for all children commence after Easter on Wednesday, 18th April 2012. The children will have 9 weeks of swimming lessons in Graiguecullen Swimming Pool in Carlow finishing on Wednesday, 13th June. The cost of these lessons, including transport per child is €60. We look forward to another enjoyable term of swimming lessons for all the children!

Date posted: 7th March 2012 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Swimming |

Put On Your Dancing Shoes!

Date posted: 23rd September 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Physical Education | Tagged , , , |

Over a 6 week period, dance teacher Sarah Doran, is teaching the children of Wandesforde NS the basic steps of Irish Dancing.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed these lessons and look forward to learning new steps and dances each week.  Here are some pictures of 2nd & 3rd class children learning a dance called “The Bridge of Athlone”.

Dance is part of the Physical Education Curriculum and the children have been practising very hard each week!

Date posted: 23rd September 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Physical Education | Tagged , , , |