Sport

We have a large green area as well as a painted tarmac surface in our school. With small classes, the children have ample opportunities to play a variety of sports comfortably.

Sports’ Day Fun in the Sun!

Date posted: 17th June 2022 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports, Swimming |

On Friday, 17th June, we had a wonderful sports’ day filled with exciting, challenging and a few silly races! First up was the sprints. Infants had to sprint 20 metres, 1st, 2nd and 3rd had to run 40 metres and 4th, 5th and 6th had to run 60 metres! After that was the hurdles. Then we had the egg and spoon race! We finished with the sack race and the three-legged race! Let’s have a look at some of the fun things that happened on the field today! Ready, steady, go!

We then had to have a nice ice-cream to cool down after all that hard work!

It was soon time for the award ceremony, where all children were presented with certificates for their efforts in swimming over the past 8 weeks. Well done boys and girls! Each child also received a medal for their efforts on sports’ day. 6 pupils received a trophy for being a great sports girl/boy throughout the year, showing a great attitude, teamwork and enjoyment when playing games. Well done to Oscar, Kayla, Áine, Karol, Theo and Ariana! We hope you all enjoyed sports’ day 2022!

Have a great Summer everyone!

Date posted: 17th June 2022 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports, Swimming |

Farewell to a Wonderful 6th Class and Sports’ Day 2021!

Date posted: 21st June 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Last Thursday, we had fantastic weather for our annual Sports’ Day in Wandesforde National School! The day started off with simple races such as sprints and hurdles!

The egg and spoon race was a lot of fun!

We then had a few challenging and fun races that resulted in a lot of giggles and falls!!!!

We had some chips and ice-cream to eat on the day!

We had a graduating ceremony for our 6th class pupils. Each child was presented with a card with special messages and a Bible presented by Rev. Edna Wakely.

We had some delicious chocolate cake!

Each child in the school received a gold medal for their efforts on Sports’ Day!

Awards were also presented to 6 pupils, 3 boys and 3 girls, for their sporting abilities, positive attitude and teamwork!

Congratulations to these two 6th class pupils who are our “Overall Best Achievers” for outstanding work and effort throughout the year!

We wish all our 6th class pupils the very best as they leave Wandesforde National School after 8 years! You will all be greatly missed! Wishing you all the best as you begin a new chapter in your lives in the various secondary schools that you will be starting in very soon!

Have a wonderful Summer everybody!!

Date posted: 21st June 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Sports Day 2020!

Date posted: 12th June 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, Sport |

It’s that time of the summer term again……Sports Day is here! Obviously we can’t have our normal one this year but we would like to encourage everyone to get out and complete some fun, physical activities and do your own Sports Day at home.

Remember to include parents and any older or younger brothers and sisters who are at home with you! If you take some photos and send them to the school email info@wandesforde.ie I’ll upload them to a blog and you can see what your friends and classmates got up to! (Please try and send them in by Monday 22nd June & I’ll do a post that week)

Here are some ideas you might like to try and feel free to come up with your own ones too……………..

Traditional races we do each year like sprints, hurdles, sack race, (Ms Joyce has been practicing this one!) three legged race & egg and spoon race (hard boil the eggs first to avoid a total mess!! or use potatoes instead)

Some alternative ideas could include balloon tennis, make a racket using paper plate you decorate and attach to a twig from the garden, ruler or anything else you can think of to make a handle.

Make an obstacle course/target practice using chalk outside.

Make skittles from items going in the recycling bin. Yoghurt cartons, cans and bottles are all good!

Have a tug of war, parents vs. kids, boys vs. girls etc

Water races are fun on warm days, set up 2 buckets, jugs or any containers with the same amount of water in each. 10-20 meters away set up 2 more containers. There are 2 teams, give each team a set time 1 min., 2 mins. etc to see which team can get the most water from the 1st container into the 2nd using a sponge.


Time Challenges: How long can you balance on one leg for? How many burpees can you do in one minute? How many keepie upies can you do? (Ms Byrne has been practicing this one with a hurl and toilet paper!) How many jumping jacks can you do in 30 seconds? How many bunny hops can you do in 30 seconds? How many times can you pass a ball around your knees/ankles in figure of 8 in a minute?

Activity Challenge.

Get a bucket, basket or tub to catch a ball. Then get a ball, tennis or football (or toilet rolls if you don’t have a ball).

Mark out where you are going to throw from, 1 metre away from the bucket, 1.5 metres, and so on.

Start at the marker closest to the bucket/basket.You have three lives.  So when you miss three your turn is over and someone else gets a try.  See how many markers you can pass in your lives.  When you return for your next turn you start from the last one you were on.  Have some fun!

The teachers are going to complete some of these challenges too, we’ll post our pictures when you send us yours………let’s see who does best, teachers or kids!!!!

These are just a few ideas I’m sure you will have lots more! Enjoy some fun in the sun and don’t forget it’s a Wandesforde tradition to have ice cream after all the sporting activities!

Date posted: 12th June 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, Sport |

November News from the Senior Room!

Date posted: 11th December 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Rugby, Senior Classroom, Sport, Visual Arts |

Winter is here and the Senior Classroom have been busy in all subject areas!

Throughout the month of November, all children had to present an oral book review to their class. They did a fantastic job in their presentations! Well done Seniors 🙂

We are reading the Class Novel, Holes by Louis Sachar which the children are really enjoying. They completed a Character Analysis Pyramid as well as a Predictive Exercise on the story.

In SESE, the children have been learning about the Celts and Early Christian Ireland. They designed their own Celtic Crosses in response to what they had learned and they also wrote a diary entry for a Day in a Life of an Irish Monk!

The children continue to enjoy Rugby with Noel Devlin each Friday. They engaged in Tug Of War too to further enhance their strength and skills!!

Our School’s Debate Team were successful in the First Knock Out Round of the Concern Primary School’s Debating Competition. They travelled to Kilkenny Education Centre in November to oppose the motion that “Mobile Phones should be banned for all Primary School Pupils”. Well done and congratulations to you all on a great achievement! In January they will meet Scoil Bhríde, Paulstown for the Second Knock Out Round of the competition and they are opposing the motion that “World Hunger will be Eliminated by 2030” Best of Luck to you all in your preparation for this debate 🙂

The children engaged in a small group activity in Art whereby they had to create their own Thanksgiving Turkey using a multitude of materials from our art cupboard!!

They also did Still Life Drawings of a Harvest Basket full of fruit and vegetables. Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

Finally, in preparation for 2D Shape in Maths in December, the children created their own colourful shape picture by overlapping various 2D shapes!

Well done to all the children on a great month’s work. 🙂

Date posted: 11th December 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Rugby, Senior Classroom, Sport, Visual Arts |

Sports’ Day 2019!

Date posted: 21st June 2019 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sport, Sports |

On Monday, 17th June, the children had a fun and active sports’ day in Wandesforde National School!  We focus on fun and participation in the 5 races which include a sprint, hurdles, egg and spoon race, sack race and the three-legged race.  Have a look at some of the highlights of the day!



Each child received a medal for their efforts on the day.  Well done boys and girls!  Have a lovely Summer!

Date posted: 21st June 2019 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sport, Sports |