Each night during Active Schools Week, children had a physical challenge to complete for homework.
Active Schools Week finished off with our annual Sports Day in the GAA Pitch. Children took part in lots of different races and class against class games and finished off with a visit from the ice cream truck and a family picnic.
Master Jimmy Dowling
Our tennis sessions served up lots of fun. The children were shown the importance of the correct Standing T position when striking the ball. They were also encouraged to swing from low and swing over the shoulder while playing their games. We hope to see lots of the pupils using the courts now that the summer is here!
The younger classes participated in a skipping workshop on Tuesday. This really tested their hand eye co-ordination, balance and footwork. We look forward to seeing the boys and girls putting these new skills into use at breaktimes!
Day 2 kicked off with Basketball with Sheena Moran. She showed them how to shoot for a basket and to dribble the ball. The next Michael Jordan could be from Rathvilly!
The children got a chance to cool down after the soccer finals with their Water Relays
We played off our 4 FAI Football League finals on Monday at the local astro pitch of Slaney Rovers.The boys and girls even got the opportunity to officiated at the games too. Lots of talent on show for the future. Great day had by all!
Lets Go Magic, Lets Go!
Thanks to Carlow GAA for an excellent skills day at Rathvilly GAA for 3rd - 6th class.
Our boys and girls Gaelic football teams were in action in recent weeks. They participated in games against Rathoe and Grange. The boys made it to the semi final stage of the competitions. They played Ballinabranna on Thursday April 27th . They battled hard and were very unlucky to be beaten by the narrowest of margins. We are very proud of them all. We wish Ballinabranna N.S the best of luck in the finals.
St. Patrick's N.S. took on the 12 Days of Fitmas Challenge as part of the Active Schools Programme. Every class completed a different exercise every hour on the hour for the 12 Days before the Christmas holidays. Thank you to all teachers with their organisation and co-ordiantion of the challenge. Stay tuned for further challenges throughout the year which will hopefully result in St. Patrick's N.S. receiving their 1st Active Schools Flag!
Fifth and Sixth Class participated in a 6 week Cycle Safety Training Course. The emphasis of the course was on safety through control of the bike and awareness of surroundings. They covered topics such as; safe equipment, rules of the road, starting and stopping, road positioning, shoulder checking, turning left and right, overtaking traffic manoeuvres and on-road training.