We are striving to earn our first Active School Flag. A lot of work goes into creating a physically active school community. The Active Schools Committee, staff and children work together to ensure everyone accesses a broad and balanced PE curriculum. As part of the process we informed and invited the Whole School Community to participate in the Active School Flag process.
Here is a list of the many different activities/initiatives that we are enjoying as part of the Active Schools:
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All the classes are taking part in the Operation Transformation initiative. The ASF Coordinator/ class teachers have a number of different exercises that the children participate in daily.
Seamus Hughes from Longford GAA is working with the boys and girls from 3rd - 6th class for an 8 week period to help develop their skill of striking. Two teams from Lanesborough Primary School will be participating in the Indoor Hurling league in Newtownforbes.
Donal Mulligan from Longford Sports Partnership visited the school for four weeks and showcased a number of different activities to the all classes from 3rd -6th . All children then got an opportunity to have a go at some of the events like triple jump, hurdles, relays and javelin throwing. A number of children will take part in the County Longford Sportshall athletics in March. The group will compete against other schools from all over the county for a chance to go to the regional finals.
3rd - 6th classes took part in a 8 week block of swimming lessons in Roscommon Swimming Pool. Aquatics is an important part of the curriculum and all children were encouraged to take part with their class. 3rd & 4th class will take part in the Primary Aquatic Water Safety programme (PAWS).
Paddy O' Connor from Longford GAA worked with the boys and girls from 1st - 6th class for a 7 week period before Christmas. He worked on the development of their ball handling skills and kicking skills. Cumann na mbunscol training and games will resume again in the spring.
The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
ABOUT THE DAILY MILE
https://thedailymile.ie/The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstance.