Our Active School Committee was set up at the beginning of the year and is made up of 10 students from Senior Infants up to 6th Class. The Committee members were announced at Assembly one Monday morning and they frequently speak to the rest of the school about various activities and upcoming events.

Lucy Kenneally in 3rd Class was the winner of the Active School slogan campaign with her catchy and encouraging work – “Get Fit and Don’t Quit!” Well done Lucy! The committee were delighted with all the entries they received.

What a glorious day in the sunshine for our Scooter Skills Workshop today. A massive thank you to Jennifer Cooney from Green Schools Ireland for such a fun, active and educational workshop! The children had a fantastic time!
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5th Class conducted a What Clubs are you in? Survey. They drew up bar charts based on the information gathered on a tally sheet and displayed them in the hall. It was amazing to see the range of clubs available to the children in our school: soccer, GAA, horse riding, gymnastics basketball, athletics, Taekwondo, dancing, bowling, rugby, swimming…to name but a few!!

5th and 6th Classes have been very lucky to have Tony Sheehan and Alan Busteed training the boys and girls every Monday morning for the last few months.

Huge thank you to Watergrasshill GAA and Watergrasshill Ladies GAA for donating two fantastic new goalposts to the school. We really appreciate your generosity!

Training began for 5th and 6th Class Playground Leaders in January. Playground Leaders have been visible on the Junior and Senior yards since then on a weekly basis. The Playground Leaders meet weekly and discuss what games they would like to play on yard and arrange equipment for the activities. Playground Leaders work on a rota so everyone gets a turn!

Playground Leaders on the Junior yard:

The three 6th Classes took part in a 6 week cycling safety training course which was run by Jamie and Fiona from Midleton Greenway Bike Hire. They had great fun learning about safe equipment, starting and stopping, shoulder checking and turning left and right. At the end of the 6 weeks, they put the skills they had learned into practice and took to the roads, cycling around the village of Watergrasshill.

Well done to the Green Schools Committee who arranged for the installation of a fantastic new bike shelter. We hope this will encourage more people to cycle to school. Thanks to Green Schools Ireland and An Tasice.

The 5th classes had a great morning exploring and learning all about different tree species in the beautiful Moanbaun Woods. They learned how to measure the height of a tree from the ground and even planted an acorn. Thanks Ms O Keeffe for arranging the workshop in conjunction with Green Schools Ireland.

The Active School Committee organised a Santa Dash and designed posters to promote the event! These were displayed around the school and on our school Twitter account.

5th and 6th Class had a great time orienteering in Fermoy Town Park, thanks to Cork Sports Partnership. They learned how to use maps while working up a sweat, covering over 3km in their course!