Physical Activity

Here in St. Brigid’s N.S we love being active. Pupils are encouraged to be as active as possible during break times. Senior classes have a colour coded set of skipping ropes, basketballs and soft balls to play with. Playground leaders organise fun and engaging games for the infant classes on the front yard. During the drier months the children love playing on the grass and practising their skills. We are very fortunate to have our ‘Raon Reatha’ walking track around the school playing area which is used every day by classes on a rota basis.

Our newest addition to our playground is the all weather equipment which has proved very popular and benefits the children by improving coordination and motor skills and by increasing muscle strength.

Some of our annual highlights include ‘The Witchy Walk’ and the ‘12K of Christmas’ Running challenge.

There was great excitement with the arrival of our new playground equipment. Thanks to the PTA for all their hard work to make this a reality.

Our ‘Raon Reatha’ is used to energise the children through the day, support physical education and promote active learning.

Classes on the front yard love Tuesdays and Thursdays when the playground leaders teach them new games.

Each class undertook our Active Break challenge for 4 weeks and engaged in a variety of activities.

Every class completed the ‘Run around Ireland Challenge’ and ‘Climbing the Heights Skipping Challenge’. Congrats to 5th and 6th Class who completed the ‘Marathon Kids’ programme.

Lots of class trips to local areas take place throughout the year. In June, 1st Class walked to our local strawberry farm and the old school. 4th Class did a guided walking tour of Kildare town and 6th Class did a 5km trek through The Curragh.

Our annual Witchy Walk, 12K of Christmas and Lá Glas activities keep us active throughout the year!

All classes enjoyed our Table Tennis Takeover Day on April 28th. The children learned how to play table tennis and hand tennis. Well done to the Active School Committee and 5th Class for running this initiative.