Feel Good Friday’s
As our #FeelGoodFriday Active Schools initiative for February, we started to play music in the yard during breaktimes. It was a fantastic way to get pupils moving even more during break times. The Active Schools Committee enjoyed being responsible for the playlist from the IPPEA and also for the movement of our school’s portable sound system. We hope to keep the music pumping every Friday in March too!
Marion Keane Basketball Tournament
On Tuesday, our boys’ basketball team travelled to Scoil Chríost Rí to compete in the Marion Keane Basketball Tournament. All of the boys played superbly and represented our school so well. We played our first game on the indoor court and the following three on the outdoor court. We played against Holy Family N.S., C.B.S., Scoil Chríost Rí and Inch N.S. It was such an enjoyable day. The games were competitive and we had great fun
Clare GAA Coaching
For Term 2, on Tuesday’s, pupils have been fortunate enough to have Clare GAA coach Peter Casey coming to help them hone their hurling skills.
Each class really enjoys their weekly session with Peter and we have seen great progress being made with regard to movement, catching and all the skills of hurling. Pupils really enjoy getting out into the fresh air and getting moving and love getting a break from in-class work.
We thank Peter for giving his time and look forward to having coaches Ollie (Banner GAA) and Cian (Eire Og GAA) visit us in Term 3.
On the 20th of December, our Active Schools Committee organised for the whole-school to take part in a Festive 4km.
Pupils were given the option to wear festive Santa hats and/or Christmas jumpers if they desired. Each member of each class completed a total of 1km on the day by running and walking around the school basketball court. Meaning that between all the classes in the school, well in excess of 4km was covered on the day.
Most importantly, it was a really enjoyable experience for all the children and pupils and teachers alike got their festive celebrations off to a healthy and active start.
Prior to our Christmas Holidays, we were very fortunate to have qualified yoga instructor Eimer McCarthy come to the school for six Thursdays, to provide yoga classes throughout the school.
Pupils really enjoyed acquiring and performing new yoga poses and found the classes each week really enjoyable and relaxing. We hope to continue to use some of our poses for the rest of the school year as movement breaks and would love to have Eimer back again next year.
Active Schools Flag
Ennis Educate Together National School is currently working towards the Active Schools Flag. The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
Why not keep up to date on progress by checking in here, to read about all our active initiatives and activities.
The much anticipated annual EETNS Sports Day took place on Wednesday 14th of June in Glenina Field.
On arrival, pupils found 5 stations. Each class spent a good deal of time at each station before moving onto the next station. The following were the stations:
1. Running Races
2. Long Puck/Long Kick
3. Last One Standing
4. Penalty Shootout
5. Tug Of War
There was great sport at each station with pupils taking turns, being helpful towards each other and showcasing their great skills against each other and even competing against teachers at times!
A sports day medal presentation followed that afternoon. Many thanks to the teachers who acted as starters, race result recorders and finishing line assistants, especially Julie who made a video review of the day which accompanies this.
There were many red faces and tired bodies at home time but overall a great day was had by all!