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Fyffes fit squad initiative 2022
Our school signed up to Fyffes Fit Squad.
Fyffes Fit Squad is a multi award-winning
programme that gets kids active through
easy-to-learn and fun-to-do exercises.
The fit squad has well known coaches in
David Gillick and Phil Healy. Our school has
earned 693 banana points to date from
completing the exercises.
Fyffes fit squad logo
Fyffes Fit Squad January 2022
Mr Duignan 5th class taking part in Fyffes Fit Squad Exercises
Ms Ward 4th class taking part in Fyffes Fit Squad
RUN A DAY CHALLENGE 2022
Our school has committed to the 4 week Run Around Ireland Challenge
The Run Around Ireland challenge is a key criteria for renewal of our active flag.
This running challenge will help children learn about Ireland famous landmarks
and bringing the learning outdoors.
How we prepared for challenge?
Each class were given a Run Around Ireland sheet (see pictures)
The pupils had to work out the distance between the school and the different
landmarks using google maps.
The pupils committed to running every day for 4 weeks.
The pupils ran laps each day around the school(1 lap =1 km). When pupils
reached the required landmark distance, they ticked it off the list.
Pupils have been keeping active at
home too through the active homework
The pupils must complete one physical
activity every day for homework
The pupils colour in the activity when
they have it finished on their active
The pupils have participated really well
and this has helped their health and
Location of landmarks
Distance between school and landmarks
Active Homework sheet
Playground leaders/Yard Buddies
The 6th class pupils organise games for the third class pupils to
play at big break on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesdays.
The 6th class children have taken on leadership roles by explaining
the rules to the third class and guiding them through the game.
Third class have benefitted from this initiative by learning new
games and the rules that go with each of these games. The 6th class
have also gotten to know the names of the third class from
participating in playground leaders.
Marathon kids is an 8 week program targeting 5th and 6th class students
in schools across
Ireland. Students learn about the health benefits of sport and perform 4
each week inching them closer to completing their first marathon as
well as learning about
the benefits of physical activity.
About 200m every week.
- 4 running sessions per week for 8 weeks.
Booklet- get your heart rate for 30 seconds and double it.
The boys and girls in 5th and 6th class had a fantastic day out in Abbotstown for the cross country
relay races. Each class were split into teams of 4 with each member of the team running a lap of the
200m indoor track.
Scoil San Carlo had great success with the 6th class boys and 6th class girls team coming home
with gold medals. The whole team should be proud of their efforts and there was further medals
won by the 5th class boys and girls team.
Many thanks to Mr Sherlock for organising a very enjoyable day.