Physical Education

St Brigid's National School Meath Hill Active School Skipping WorkshopAs children require at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, we strive to promote the importance of staying active and eating healthily. As well as our timetabled PE lessons, which cover each of the strands, Athletics, Gymnastics, Games , Dance, Outdoor and Adventure activities and Aquatics we also engage in a range of additional activities such as WOW ( walk on Wednesday), visiting coaches, active lines,  activity based school tours, skipping workshop, exercise stations and short 2-3 minute breaks during the school day. Such breaks  include ” Active Break Challenge “, Run around Ireland, Run around Europe Challenge, Skipping the Heights, Active school walkway activities, Lollipop stick activities as well as short movement breaks throughout the day such as dance, Go Noodle, Bizzy Breaks, DJ Raphi, running etc. We also  take part in an Athletics Programme, Fit 4 Life, which is very enjoyable for the children.They  can develop skills in running, dodging, throwing, sprinting etc, while working as a team. Music can often be heard playing on our yard, where the children love to dance. Our playground leaders encourage this and get to show off their moves too! Our playground leaders set up other games and teach new skills to the other children at lunch times. We also organise a fun filled energetic activity at the end of each month known as Feel Good Friday. Bike Green –  offer a six week block of cycling lessons every two years. The PAWS programme is taught in Junior – 2nd class, while 3rd to 6th class attend swimming lessons for a six week block each year. Our sports day is held every June. Everyone participates in all activities such as races, football, obstacle courses and it’s not just children who get competitive!