Following a highly successful accreditation visit from ASF last Wednesday, June 14th, Edmondstown NS has earned the flag!
In Term 2, pupils on the Active School Flag Committee visited each class to find out how many pupils in each class are involved in different sports or activities outside school. Results of this survey can be found here as well as on our school’s ASF noticeboard in the main school corridor.
The Committee members also asked pupils which clubs/groups they were in and trained with. We made this list available on our ASF noticeboard for parents’ information but we decided to make it available here also. Where possible, each club/group name contains a link to its own webpage for further information. Above all, we encourage pupils to find activities they enjoy so they can aim to reach a healthy target of 60 minutes of physical activity per day!
(Below you will find links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, we cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.)
List of local sports clubs and activities:
St. Mary’s College RFC, Templeogue
Ballinteer Kenpo Karate
Tallaght Swim Team
Beaufort Basketball Club
Today, the boys and girls of Edmondstown NS were lucky enough to have the incredible swimmer Ellen Keane visit us to talk about her career! Ellen has been a swimmer with the Irish Paralympics team since she was 13 years old and has so far competed in Paralympic Games in Beijing, London and most recently Rio! In the 2016 Summer Paralympic games, Ellen won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke (SB8) race.
Ellen brought her Olympic medal for pupils to hold and spoke about her exciting career to date. The pupils in all classes were inspired by her story of hard work to get where she is today. Below is a video of Ellen’s incredible performance in Rio last summer.
Well done to the 5th and 6th class pupils who continue to run laps daily to close in on completing our Marathon Challenge! We are now two thirds of the way there!
We are linking this activity to participation in the national Daily Mile initiative, which aims to get more children running in a non-competitive way. Well done to everyone for all their hard work and to Tomás McDermott, co-ordinator with the South Dublin County Sports Partnership who has been supporting us.
Pupils in Ms. Collins’s 3rd and 4th class were delighted to get a lesson today from Cathy O’Toole from the Irish Tug of War Association! Cathy showed the pupils the correct, safe way to enjoy the sport and multiple rounds were held! The ITOWA gave Edmondstown NS our own school standard rope to keep and use into the future! Today is ‘Tug of War Tuesday’ around the country, organised by the Active School Flag, so the timing was perfect for a demonstration!
More photos to follow below…
Before the Easter holidays, the ASF committee conducted a survey to find out what sports/physical activities the pupils of Edmondstown NS participate in during their free time. The results of this survey are shown below.
The ASF committee also gathered a list of the names of local clubs for the information of interested parents/guardians. A full list will be made available on our school’s ASF noticeboard in Term 3.