Active Week 2018 is taking place from 23rd to 27th April. Our Active Children’s Committee have been busy organising a huge number of activities taking place in our school. Every class will be doing a 30minute activity each day from yoga, GAA, rugby, skipping, kin ball, cricket, dodgeball to a whole school walk. We also have Drop Everything And Dance (DEAD) time, music on the yard and an active thought for the day. On Friday we will hold our Skills Assembly where some of our talented children will showcase their skills in different sports such as tae kwan do, dancing and gymnastics. We are looking forward to a fantastic week of activities, learning new skills, trying new sports and mostly having fun!
David Moran from Lucan Sarsfields trained Senior Infants and 1st Class in November and December in GAA skills for a block of 5 weeks. He is now training Junior Infants and 2nd Class for a block of 5 weeks for April and May. Heidi and Marta have also been running a GAA club for children in 3rd and 4th Class all year.
Rob Mullen and Ken Moore from Leinster rugby are doing tag rugby sessions with children in 3rd and 4th Class for a block of 5 weeks in April and May. They have also kindly been involved in running our Active Week and 1st, 5th and 6th class have been able to sample tag rugby too.
Naomi from Leinster cricket came to school to teach 5th and 6th class for 5 weeks in February and March. She also took 5th and 6th Class for an after school cricket club that competed in the Leprechaun Cup and will compete in a blitz in May. Leinster Cricket also took 3rd and 4th Class for sessions during Active Week and have already organised to come back to teach us in September.
Griffeen Park Run:
What is Griffeen parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.
When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:30am.
Where is it?
It's run in Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin. See Course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
In Esker ETNS we take part in all six strands of the Primary Physical Education Curriculum:
2. Outdoor and adventure