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Active School Week

SNP commits to having an Active School Week (#ASW)/Healthy Eating Week every year in May/June. Seán from Health Matters, together with his team, run the activities from Mon-Thurs and we finish off the week with Sports Day on the Friday. All activities are planned so that they are accessible by all pupils. During #ASW tracksuits are worn by all staff and pupils alike. Each class gets two activity sessions with Seán separate from their 60 minutes of PE plus many other activities during the week such as DEAD (Drop Everything And Dance), 10@10, Go Noodle, Bizzy Breaks, Cosmic Yoga etc.

Physical activity tasks are given as homework during this week. On the Thursday afternoon the entire school participates in one giant Zumba class up on the pitch which is so much fun. A Pupils vs. Teachers game of rounders is held on the Friday afternoon, much to the delight of the entire school. Parents attend Sports Day and are encouraged to join in on the rounders game.

Local amenities such as St. Enda’s Park and Glendoher Park are visited during #ASW. These outings are used in a cross-curricular way i.e. a tour of Pearse Museum and Nature Room. However, this will not be possible this year due to it being temporarily closed.

Fresh fruit, kindly donated by Total Produce, is distributed to every pupil in the school during the week and a talk about Nutrition and Healthy Eating is given by Seán from Health Matters to each class.

Last year due to Covid we organised an Active Home Week

Active Home Week 2020

Active Flag Grid 2020.docx.pdf

SNP Activity Week 25 May 2020.docx.pdf

Active Week Nuachtlitir 2020.docx.pdf

Active School Week 2021

Health Matters seeks to develop in the student the knowledge and understanding
which will enable him/her to make the choice of a healthy lifestyle through physical
activity and a balanced diet.

The activities will be delivered to the kids through a variety of fun games that can be
replicated at home and can be played alone or with friends and family. Each game
would help the child to develop their hand eye coordination, balance, mobility,
flexibility, strength, speed, endurance, cognitive function, health and most
importantly develop and enjoyment for exercise.
On completion of the programme each student will have an individual responsibility
for good health along with a sense of wellbeing.

Please see below some of the games we will play in the school.

Ship, Sea, Shore.

The Dragon game.

Capture the flag.

Cups and saucers


Bean bags relay


Obstacle relays


Active School Week 2021

We had a fantastic Active School Week 2021, with the sun shining all week. Thanks to Aoife, who apart from class Zumba lessons, did a huge Zumba session with the Junior end of the school ,followed by the Senior end.

The children had a brilliant week with Séan from Health Matters, playing fun games and activities.

Active Week was topped off with the raising of our recently awarded Active Flag.....Well done to everyone who contributed to us getting this award.

Check out our photos of Active Week 2021







Active week 2022

Active week this year kicked off with Séan from Health Matters doing some fun activities and games with the whole school. Neville Charles was also in this year teaching basketball to our junior classes. Our senior classes really enjoyed Zumba with Aoife and pound fitness with Sarah. We also had a whole school Zumba session with all staff and children. Ciarán was in teaching athletics to our senior classes. The girls particularly enjoyed learning how to throw the javelin!

On Friday of active week we had our annual sports day which all children and staff enjoyed! A competitive game of teachers versus sixth class football rounders ended our active week for this year.

The children and staff wore their tracksuits all week and the children only had active homework.

Check out some pictures of our Active Week 2022!

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Active week 2023

We had another fantastic Active Week this year. The children in the junior end of the school really enjoyed some basketball sessions with Neville Charles.

Seán from Health Matters was in doing activities and games with all classes. He also spoke to our classes about the importance of keeping our mind and bodies healthy by eating healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep.

Ciarán was also in teaching athletics to our senior classes.

The senior classes enjoyed Zumba sessions with Aoife and we had a giant whole school Zumba session with all the children and staff. The senior children and staff enjoyed taking part in Pound Fitness with Sarah this year.

Again this year, all classes had only active homework this week and all staff put on their tracksuits and joined in with the activities! We ended the week with our sports day for our junior and senior classes. We also had our annual teachers versus sixth class rounders match.

Check out some photos of our week!



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