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
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.
Active Week 2019: Monday
Today saw the launch of our Active Week 2019. An action packed day was planned with soccer and basketball blitzes for our senior pupils and we were delighted to welcome Coolmine Gymnastics Club (www.coolminegym.com) who offered a gymnastics taster to our junior pupils. Our basketball blitz was assisted by coaches from Tara Druids Basketball club (www.nebb.ie/tara-druids) . Congratulations to all pupils who participated so well!
The Daily Mile
All our classes from 1st- 6th are being encouraged to partake in ‘The Daily Mile’ this year. Active Flag pupils presented classes with an informative powerpoint highlighting the ten main principles for success. The Daily Mile should take just 15 mins per day and can be done in normal clothing and most weather conditions! Our powerpoint information should be visible below.
For more information take a look at this website: http://thedailymile.ie