© San Carlo SNS 2019
6th Class Canal Trail Walk
4th classes at the National Aquatics Centre completing the
Aquatics Strand of the P.E. Curriculum.
Playground Leaders in
action at yardtime
Boys silver medal
winners at the
Cross Country Race
Boys and Girls
Team who won
Division 2 of the
to Division 1 off the
Trophy winners at the
Cross Country Race
Our school is taking part in the
"Active Break Every Day Challenge"
which involves a ten minute activity break every day.
We know that physical activity helps us to stay healthy,
concentrate and focus while we have fun!
Rainy Day Breaks
We have a ten minute running, dance or exercise
break after rainy day breaks.
Mick Gillick and
Scoil San Carlo Cross Country Team who won 4 individual gold medals
1individual silver 1 individual bronze in the Leixlip Cross Country
In the team competition u10 boys’ and girls’ teams finished in first
place. u13 boys won gold and the u13 girls won team silver.
Thanks to Niall Sherlock for all his hard work with the team and to all
the teachers and who are participating in the "Run Around Europe
Their efforts can be seen in these wonderful results.
“ The whole school are currently
completing the “Let’s Get Active
Award” 4 weeks challenge organised by
the Irish Heart Foundation. This
encourages all pupils to get active for
60+ minutes every day. We are now
doing Active Homework every
Wednesday night and everyone is
enjoying trying new activities and
moving more in school and at home! “
All pupils have just completed the Irish
Heart Foundation’s “
various activities in
school and at home.
Here are 5th class with their Award
received on completion!
“Can play with any time”
“They play all the games you like and even new ones that I had never heard of”
“They play the games you wouldn’t usually play”
This is what some of the younger pupils have said about Yard Buddies . Yard Buddies is one
of the best improvements to our yard. A group of people from 6
class and the Active
Committee go onto the 3
class yard and teach them responsibility, ownership and how to
include fair play in their games. The yard buddies teach the children new and exciting
games. We love when it is our turn to be Yard Buddies!
Ms. O’Shea’s Class
It is scientifically proven that children who are active are better
learners than those that are not. We also noticed this when we
completed our ‘Run Around Europe Challenge’. The challenge was
about getting children moving by running laps around the school. We
then had to use math’s to calculate how many laps that we did then
measure it on a map of Europe. We reached cities like London and
Paris. It was a great way of getting moving and having a break from
Non-competitive Running Initiatives
Run Around Europe Challenge
: Oct-Dec: All classes participated in the Run Around
Europe Challenge for these months. Each class did three laps per day of either the
front yard/back yard or the school building. (3 laps represented 1km) Each class
had a large map of Europe hung up on their classroom door. We took note of how
many km’s each class ran per day (x number of students) and plotted the
destinations reached on the maps. We also did this on a large scale by plotting the
entire schools distance covered on a large map on our Active School notice board
Jan-Feb: This four week initiative was done using a booklet
published by the Irish Heart Foundation. Classes continued to do at least 3 laps per
day and documented this and all other activities in their booklets. Activities
included school, home and travel. Each pupil received a certificate on completion
of this four week challenge.
Mar-Jun: All classes are now running for fifteen minutes every day.
We have worked out that a mile is just over 9 laps around our school. Children
begin by jogging and many continue to jog/run for the entire fifteen minutes.
However, children are encouraged to go at their own pace, they may jog/walk/jog
if needed. On rainy days laps are completed in the school hall.