Category Archives: PE

Meath LSP Programmes 2021

There are lots of programmes to keep both children and adults active at the moment, you can sign up to their newsletter at meathsports.ie

Here are some low cost and free programmes which might be of particular interest to our pupils.

 

 

 

Run Jump Throw Online

Run Jump Throw programme has been moved online due to current restrictions. This online weekly slot will see participants enjoy 30 minutes of fun movements, challenges and dance delivered live by our experienced tutor. The programme is aimed at children with Autism / Intellectual disability aged 6-18 years.

Date: Tuesday 28th January – Tuesday 2nd March

Duration: 6 weeks

Time: 4pm-4:30pm

Cost: €10 per participant

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 0469067337

 

Learn 2 Cycle- Virtual Edition

Due to the current restrictions our popular Learn 2 cycle programme has been unable to go ahead. Meath LSP has linked with the Cycling Safety School to provide a virtual edition of the Learn 2 Cycle programme. The format will consist of a information zoom call on week 1 followed by weekly instructional videos and one to one virtual support. This programme is aimed at children with a disability aged 6-18 years. Spaces are limited.

Date: Wednesday 27th January

Time: 7pm-8pm

Cost: €10 per participant

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 0469067337

 

The Daily Mile at HOME

The Daily Mile is an Athletics Ireland initiative – it is simple, free and gets children out of the home-school classroom for 15 minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their families, making them fitter, healthier and more able to concentrate on their schoolwork. New online resources will be available for teachers and parents soon! For more details contact Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie

 

Virtual Skipping

Skipping is a great activity to take part in with a range of health and fitness benefits, and above all it is fun and suitable for all the family. Skipping can also be done inside or outside and by nature it allows for social distancing, this is the ideal activity to take part in especially during this time of Covid-19 level 5 restrictions. This skipping programme includes the supply of a high quality skipping rope, along with a booklet which provides teaching points and links to tutorial videos. These videos break down various skipping skills, making each skill easier to understand and master. 

The fee for the rope and booklet is only €5. If you or your child are interested in taking part in this programme please contact Una at upearson@meathcoco.ie

St Andrew’s Athletic Club, Ashbourne

We are an Active School and encourage all our pupils to take up sport in order to get their recommended sixty minutes of physical activity every day! We’d like to help link our pupils with local sporting opportunities and to this end Michelle from St. Andrew’s Athletic Club in Ashbourne came in to speak to boys and girls from Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes today.

Michelle explained they train in all weather on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8pm and new members are welcome. Children who’d like to try out athletics are welcome to give it a go and have a free week of sessions before deciding if they’d like to sign up and join. Children can train once or twice or three times a week and opt to compete if they like but Michelle explained the emphasis is on fun.

The club also do a two kilometre run in Ashbourne on Sundays and are hoping to establish a junior parkrun in Ashbourne. Junior Parkrun Info

Families interested in running and fitness could plan a day of athletics with their upcoming 2k race for children and 5k and 10k options this April. St Andrew’s AC 2/5/10k

Click here for more info from St Andrew’s AC

 

Rugby for Children in Ashbourne!

Ashbourne ETNS children from 1st-6th Class got to have a taster tag rugby session with Kevin from Ashbourne Rugby Club this term.

All children should be aiming for the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. We would encourage all our pupils to take up a sport in order to help them achieve this along with the many other physical and social benefits sport brings.

Here are the contact details for any pupils who enjoyed their tag session and would like to try more:Minis Rugby Information

Gaa 5 star Flag Award

Ashbourne Educate Together National School was recently awarded the 5 star GAA Flag. Ashbourne is one of only 7 schools in county Meath to be awarded the 5 star flag. It signifies that the school is a centre of excellence for developing Gaelic games in the school. We would like to thank our local GPO Martin Lynch and Moura for all their hard work developing the GAA in the school. We would also like to thank Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA for allowing us to use their facilities on a regular basis. Finally we would also like to thank all the teachers, parents and most importantly students involved in promoting GAA in the school. Without your support this award would not have been possible.

Active Week : Wednesday

Today saw  pupils from Siofra’s class acting as sports leaders! They organised a fundamentals skills circuit for our junior and senior infant pupils. In addition to this, we welcomed Club Ash to our school. They demonstrated how to play an inclusive sport floorball, to our pupils from second class to sixth class. Children then got to play floorball for themselves! A massive thank you to Deirdre and Club Ash for supporting our pupils today.