Category Archives: Active Week

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: Tuesday, Sports Day

The highlight of our Active Week took place on Tuesday 11th of June. This year our sports day consisted of an infant and a senior sports day. All classes participated in stations based on a variety of sporting skills and disciplines. We had a lot of support from local sports clubs and the school community and could have not have ran our sports day without their support. We would like to thank: Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA club; Ashbourne Baseball Club; Killegland AFC; Anne O Meara, Meath Cricket Officer and our parent helpers,who supported us by running stations . Our sports day was followed by sprint finals for children from first class to sixth class.
Some pupils remarked to their teachers:
“It was the best sports day ever…” and “Can we have sports day every day?!” Well done to all staff and pupils for their fantastic effort!


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 ( who offered a gymnastics taster to our junior pupils.  Our basketball blitz was assisted by coaches from Tara Druids Basketball club ( . Congratulations to all pupils who participated so well!




Active Flag Committee 2018-2019

Here’s a photo of our Active Flag Committee with some new pupil and staff members for the coming school year. The Active Flag Committee will meet once a month. Pupil members of the committee will bring suggestions from their classes, relay news from our meetings to their classes, maintain our PE equipment, help make our yard more active and work on various other initiatives over the course of the year.

Active Week at Ashbourne ETNS

Thanks to all the pupils, staff and parents who got involved in Active Week 2018! We were lucky with the weather staying mostly dry and the variety of visitors that came in to share their knowledge with us along with staff who were great sports AND showed their true sporting colours and taught the children new skills.

Check our our schedule of events for the week below. A big well done to Aishling Doyle and her Fourth Class who worked on fundamental movement skills with both junior and senior infant classes, Elaine and Katie L who sourced equipment and shared their hockey knowledge with pupils in from First Class up and also to David, Michael and Shane who facilitated a soccer blitz with our lunchtime league teams.

The real stars of the show were our Principle Penalty Shoot Out Finalists who took on Lynn in a tense battle of will during our Friday finale. Well done to our Junior and Senior Champions! The Active School Flag Committee showed what they were made of when they defeated the Student Council in a hotly contested Tug of War. The whole school performed our dance from Monday as a prelude to the lunchtime league final in which the Monkey Destructors took on the Crushers and finshed the match with a 1-0 victory! Well done to all involed in a fine sporting spectacle.