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.

Well Done Boys!

Date posted: 27th May 2015 | Category Blog, Hurling, Senior Classroom, Sport |

Well done to two boys in 5th Class who took part in a Hurling Blitz on Monday, 25th May in the Community School in Castlecomer!  They got to the final and won!  Boys, we are very proud of you! 

Date posted: 27th May 2015 | Category Blog, Hurling, Senior Classroom, Sport |

Sports’ Day 2014!

Date posted: 23rd June 2014 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

On Thursday 19th June, we had our annual sports’ day in Wandesforde National School!  The weather was fantastic and all the children enjoyed the day.  Each year, we focus on having fun and we encourage the children to enjoy the day as much as possible.  We have 5 races and the children are divided into Junior and Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Class, 3rd and 4th Class and 5th and 6th Class for the races!

Have a look at some of the photos from the day!  First up were the races!  We had sprints and hurdles…..

Next was the egg and spoon races…   Steady hands boys and girls!

The sack race was the next challenge!

The best and funniest race was the 3-legged race, where children had to work together to get to the end….!

The children enjoyed the day with their friends…

In the afternoon, all the children received a medal for their efforts on Sports’ Day.  We also had our prize-giving for great attendance during the year and gave out the swimming certificates!

A boy and a girl from each classroom were also awarded a trophy for being an all round great sportsperson, showing fairness at playtime and being a great team-player.  Well done boys and girls!

 

 

Date posted: 23rd June 2014 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Our Sponsored Cycle 2014!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 7th June 2014, our school hosted the annual sponsored cycle.  It started off as a pretty dull, cloudy morning but thankfully, later in the day the sun was shining!

Registration started around 8 am and people had the opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat before they set off on the various cycle routes, ranging from 5 km for the children to 125 km for the adults!

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The children then had plenty of opportunities to practise their cycling skills on a simple course set up by Stephen Kerr.  This was a huge hit with the boys and girls!

It was soon time for the cyclists to set off on their long cycle with options for all abilities including a 40 km route, a 100 km route and a 125 km route also!

The school children were next to take off on their 5 km cycle around the wellie race route…a few tough hills ahead of them!

But we all got back to school safely….

As always, there was a wonderful spread for us all when we returned to school…

There was face painting….

Chips for the children….

A bouncy castle…….

Thank you so much to everyone who made this year’s cycle a huge success.  A special thank you to the Parents’ Association for their planning and work over the past number of months! To all the children for their hard efforts in fundraising, to all who registered, stewarded, prepared food, served food, supervised, drove cars, tidied up and supported us in anyway, Thank You So Much!!!!!  Over €5,800 has been raised for our school.  See you next year!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

Food Dudes & FitKids!

Date posted: 26th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sport |

Over the next few weeks, the children in Wandesforde NS will be taking part in 2 programmes to promote heathy eating and healthy living!  The first is the Food Dudes programme, run in conjunction with An Bord Bia.  The aim of the programme is to promote fruit and vegetable consumption in Irish Schools.  We are very fortunate to take part in this programme and on the 6th November, the children will receive a portion of fruit and vegetables each day for 16 consecutive days.  To encourage and reward the children for their efforts, each child will receive a prize for tasting and eating the fruit and vegetables.

The prizes vary from pencils to sports bottles and so many more great things!  We do not want to give away the surprise just yet!!  The children will also watch a dvd each day in class and receive letters from the Food Dudes encouraging them in taking part in this programme!

The second programme that the children will be taking part in is “FitKids”!  This is a 7 week workshop promoting an active lifestyle through lessons based on gymnastics and agility games.  The children will each receive 1 hour’s tuition from the FitKids team each week.  With all these fun activities, the children are really becoming fit and healthy!

 

 

Date posted: 26th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sport |

Our Sponsored Cycle 2013!

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 8th June, the school held their annual sponsored cycle.  We were absolutely blessed with beautiful weather.  Cyclists started to arrive early and there was a great atmosphere around the school from the start to the finish.  As well as a fantastic spread of savoury and sweet food, the children were treated to ice-cream from the icicle bicycle, chips and lots more fun things.  There was also face-painting and games on the grass to keep everyone entertained.  Almost 200 adult cyclists participated in the event and we thank each and everyone for their support so far.  So far almost €5,900 has been raised but money is still coming in so we hope to pass the €6,000 mark!  A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association, staff, teachers and anyone who helped out by preparing food, serving food,  stewarding, cycling with the children, supervising, taking photographs and driving.  Without this help, the event would not be possible so thank you all very much!  Have a look at some lovely photos…..happy memories from a great day!

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See you all next year!

 

 

 

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |