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St. George's National School, Balbriggan Co. Dublin

Active School Week 2021

Welcome to the Active School Week 2021 section of our website!

We will be using this section to provide lots of activities and suggestions for all of our pupils and teachers to keep active and have fun during Active School Week 2021. This year our Active School Week is running in-school from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th May but we will be encouraging everyone to keep active into the weekend too!

All classes will be getting outside everyday for some fun activities, as well as keeping active in the classroom. There will be no written homework for pupils this week - only Active Homework!

We look forward to having a great Active School Week this year! :)

Local Hero - Diane Caldwell

We are delighted to have international soccer superstar Diane Caldwell kicking off our Active School Week this year.

Diane is from Balbriggan and is a past-pupil of St George’s NS.

Diane was always interested in sports and keeping active in school. She made her senior debut for the Republic of Ireland soccer team when she was just 17 years old! Diane has represented Ireland over 80 times since!

Diane has played professional soccer in Iceland, Norway and Germany. She currently plays for North Carolina Courage in the USA.

Diane has set us a great physical challenge to help keep pupils and staff active.

We can’t wait to hear how you get on with Diane's plank challenge!

Good luck!

 

Local Hero Diane Caldwell's ASW Challenge

 

Anthony's GAA Challenge ASW

Big thank you to our wonderful GAA coach, Anthony, for sending on some activities for everyone to try at home during Active School Week.

 
 

Active School Week 2021 Photos

For Active School Week 2021 we were challenged with finding three ways to keep active during the school day and two ways to keep active at home. Pupils kept track of all the fun activities they completed using the Active Challenge Charts. Have a look at all of the wonderful activities that took place at St George's NS Active School Week 2021 :)

Active Breaks in the Classroom

Keeping Active in the Classroom (1/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (1/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (2/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (2/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (3/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (3/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (4/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (4/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (5/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (5/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (6/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (6/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (7/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (7/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (8/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (8/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (9/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (9/10)
 
Keeping Active in the Classroom (10/10)
Keeping Active in the Classroom (10/10)
 
 

Standing Desks during ASW

PE Stations in the Hall

PE Stations in the Hall (1/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (1/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (2/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (2/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (3/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (3/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (4/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (4/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (5/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (5/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (6/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (6/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (7/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (7/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (8/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (8/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (9/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (9/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (10/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (10/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (11/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (11/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (12/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (12/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (13/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (13/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (14/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (14/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (15/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (15/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (16/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (16/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (17/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (17/18)
 
PE Stations in the Hall (18/18)
PE Stations in the Hall (18/18)
 

During ASW21 we turned our hall into St George's PE bootcamp with our PE Stations! We blasted some music and worked up a sweat completing circuits of squats, lunges, star jumps, planks, superman poses, burpees and tricep dips. It was hard work but we felt great afterwards!

 

Local Hero, Diane Caldwell's Plank Challenge

Teacher Challenges

A big thank you to our wonderful teachers who recorded fun challenge activities for pupils to try during Active School Week 2021. See all 16 of our Teacher Challenge videos here.

Take on the Teachers!

Ms Dunne's Throwing Challenge (1/7)
Ms Dunne's Throwing Challenge (1/7)
 
Ms King's Book Balance Challenge (2/7)
Ms King's Book Balance Challenge (2/7)
 
Skipping Challenges (3/7)
Skipping Challenges (3/7)
 
Ms Heffernan's Squat Challenge (4/7)
Ms Heffernan's Squat Challenge (4/7)
 
Ms Quinn's Sit Down Balance Challenge (5/7)
Ms Quinn's Sit Down Balance Challenge (5/7)
 
Ms Needham's Shoe Balance Challenge (6/7)
Ms Needham's Shoe Balance Challenge (6/7)
 
Wall Sit Challenge (7/7)
Wall Sit Challenge (7/7)
 
 
 

Active Everyday Challenge Charts

Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way

Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (1/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (1/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (2/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (2/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (3/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (3/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (4/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (4/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (5/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (5/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (6/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (6/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (7/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (7/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (8/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (8/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (9/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (9/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (10/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (10/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (11/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (11/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (12/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (12/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (13/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (13/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (14/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (14/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (15/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (15/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (16/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (16/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (17/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (17/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (18/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (18/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (19/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (19/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (20/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (20/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (21/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (21/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (22/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (22/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (23/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (23/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (24/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (24/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (25/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (25/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (26/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (26/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (27/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (27/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (28/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (28/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (29/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (29/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (30/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (30/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (31/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (31/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (32/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (32/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (33/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (33/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (34/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (34/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (35/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (35/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (36/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (36/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (37/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (37/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (38/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (38/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (39/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (39/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (40/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (40/41)
 
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (41/41)
Using Our Walkway in a Cross-Curricular Way (41/41)
 
 
 

Teachers and pupils made great use of our walkway during Active School Week. All classes used the walkway in a cross-curricular way with maths being the most popular subject! There was lots of walkway multiplication and addition! Classes also used the walkway for mindfulness activities and some dictionary work. What a wonderful resource :)

PE Outside Everyday During Active School Week

All classes were timetabled to get outside for PE every day during Active School Week. This was in addition to our usual hall slots and all of the ways we kept active in the classroom. Active School Week is always a highlight in our year and we had a great time keeping active :)

It Wouldn't be Active School Week Without Dancing!

ASW Dancing (1/12)
ASW Dancing (1/12)
 
ASW Dancing (2/12)
ASW Dancing (2/12)
 
ASW Dancing (3/12)
ASW Dancing (3/12)
 
ASW Dancing (4/12)
ASW Dancing (4/12)
 
ASW Dancing (5/12)
ASW Dancing (5/12)
 
ASW Dancing (6/12)
ASW Dancing (6/12)
 
ASW Dancing (7/12)
ASW Dancing (7/12)
 
ASW Dancing (8/12)
ASW Dancing (8/12)
 
ASW Dancing (9/12)
ASW Dancing (9/12)
 
ASW Dancing (10/12)
ASW Dancing (10/12)
 
ASW Dancing (11/12)
ASW Dancing (11/12)
 
ASW Dancing (12/12)
ASW Dancing (12/12)