Active HOME Week
(April 27th – May 3rd)
National ‘Active SCHOOL Week’ takes place every April and is a really enjoyable part of our school year for the children and staff.
This is our 3rd year taking part in Active Schools. As you know we gained the Active School Flag in 2018. Below is our flag the day it arrived in school and some of our Active Leaders brought it around the school to show everyone.
This year, because of COVID-19, it is not possible for this to go ahead so we are asking you and your families at home participate in the ‘Active HOME Week‘ challenge instead.
The aim is to get our recommended 60 minutes of activity each day – trying out as many new activities as possible. Please click here to go to the Active School website for more information on Active HOME Week.
Please click on the link below for info sheet download.
Please click on the link below for ideas for activities at home
Please click on the links below for challenge charts
Try some Yoga outside in the garden
Click the links below to open Yoga Posters
The Irish Heart Foundation have provided some excellent resources to keep us Active while we are at home. Click the the links below
Check Out PE WITH JOE every morning at 9 am live or you can use these activity cards below
Check out more fun activities below
- Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKa2LHYcln4&t=9s
- P.E. with Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zGzJdPB-1A
- Trolls ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk
- ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak
- Go Noddle https://www.gonoodle.com
- Skipping Skills https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChv0GUoeif1tHONdgg_bthQ
- Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtYIQiXyrsE
Outdoors and Back Garden Activities
- Obstacle Course: Set up a mini course at home or in the garden which involves, hopping, sliding, running, crawling, swinging, jumping, balancing etc.
- Trampoline: If you have access to a trampoline, bounce, bounce, bounce!
- Cycling: Get out on your bike and cycle, cycle!
- Scooter: If you have a scooter, get out for a scoot!
- Ball Games: Play with different size balls. Practice rolling, catching and bouncing a ball, and playing football.
- Rope games: There are many games you can play with a rope to help develop balance, muscle tone and coordination. Some examples include: walking along the rope on the floor, jumping over it and side to side, skipping, tug of war. You could also make out lines on the floor using tape and use them to walk along, between or jump over.