Physical Activity 2021-04-27T19:06:47+00:00

During Lockdown St.Tiarnach’s pupils kept very active. We even had an Active Week as part of our homeschooling. Look at our Lockdown Active Wall.

Meet our Active Assistants from Junior Infants to Sixth class! These guys have the important job of keeping our Active Initiatives going in each of their classes. They keep us all motivated and record the activities and laps we do every day!

Our newly marked playgrounds ready for plenty of activity!

Plenty of  ‘Outdoor Classroom’ Learning opportunities


Active Walkway Week

On Active Walkway Week we devised an Active Walkway around the school. It was a great way to get our movement breaks fitted in during the day.



During this week we also did a ‘Run a Mile Challenge’ around the schools grounds. This got our heart rates pumping!


Here are some pictures of our classes participating in our Mindful Walk activity. It was great to get outside in the lovely Autumnal weather and appreciate the beautiful colours and sights around us.


Fifth and Sixth class visit the local Peace Link for some outside activities and enjoy using their running track!

On Outdoor Classroom Day (5th November) all the pupils in St.Tiarnach’s went out into the Great Outdoors to participate in outdoor lessons. During these times we’ve had to adapt our teaching and learning to include plenty of outdoor activities and getting lots of fresh air. Well done to all the pupils and teachers for coming up with some very creative outdoor activities.

  Well done to Rang a Sé participated in the ‘Couch to 5K’ running programme. Rang a cúig went to cheer them on on their 5k debut in St.Tiarnach’s Park. Such a marvellous achievement! Comghairdeas libh go léir!!

 During this term we have made a big effort to make greater use of the ‘Outdoor Classroom.’ The children have really enjoyed some of their lessons in the great outdoors incorporating new learning experiences, activity and plenty of fresh air! All classes celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day this year. 3rd class on their Science trail


Maths Week Activities on the go!
History Field Trip around Clones


All classes participated in the Active Breaks Challenge committing to have at least one Active/Movement Break every day. Activities included running, dance, walkway activities or exercises. On wet days, many of the classes used Go Noodle or online exercise classes such as Joe Wicks.


In the month of December we had our Féilire Cinéaltais agus spórtúil. Each day in December we had a different active challenge to keep us on the move!


To mark the end of the Féilire each class composed their own dance and performed it for other classes in the halla. They also devised a workout to perform with their partner class. There were some very impressive moves!!


Well done to all the pupils of St.Tiarnach’s who braved the elements to take part in the Goal Run a Mile!


As part of Active Schools each class had to come up with three ways to reduce sedentary time in their classroom. Sixth class introduced skipping as one of their active breaks!

They have also resumed their ‘Couch to 5k ‘ training. Well done Rang a sé!



St.Tiarnach’s have been participating in the ‘Run Around Ireland Challenge’ on our newly signed Walkway. Infants to sixth class have been trying to get in as many laps as they can each day.  This week there has been an extra incentive as the classes are battling it out to get the most laps by the end of the week for a class treat on Friday!

 #feelgoodfriday  National Walkway Day was celebrated in style in St.Tiarnach’s! Thanks to our wonderful caretaker, Ciarán, we have our new walkway up and running. The junior classes all completed their active challenge on the walkway. Third to sixth classes completed a walkway maths challenge which got very competitive at times!! Well done to all the pupils and teachers who participated so enthusiastically in our ‘Lap Challenge’

Congratulations to all our prize winners in the Active School Slogan Competition. A special mention to our slogan winner Lily Duffy (3rd class)

Sixth Class Getting Moving with Bike Green

Outdoor Classroom with Múinteoir Philip and Rang a cúig.

Looking for and identifying cloud formations.

Movement breaks with Junior Infants during Literacy Stations


Réalta enjoying the sun on their activities at the Barry McGuigan Park







Great excitement as Road for Croker 2021 starts tomorrow!


Fourth class reducing their sedentary time in the classroom!

















Look at what we’re learning in our gymnastics sessions…….




Gymnastics Galore!

Many thanks to LA Gymnastics who are completing a 6 week gymnastic session with the middle classes. We all love when Wednesday comes around so we can roll, jump and balance! Each wee we learn a different style of walk.