Active School Week 2022

Active School Week took place at Broombridge ETNS during the week of 30th May – 3rd June 2022. Our Active School Flag Committee ensured that we had a fun and action-packed week planned! 

On Monday, we were very lucky to welcome Eilis back to our school to teach us some gymnastics. Each class had an opportunity to practice their handstands, cartwheels, tumbles, jumps and even had a chance to use a vaulting box!

We also welcomed Johnny back on Tuesday. Johnny joined us earlier in the year to help us to develop our G.A.A. skills. On Tuesday, we enjoyed getting outdoors and playing some G.A.A. games. We worked on soloing, using hurls, balancing, teamwork and played a Broombridge ETNS favourite – Rob the Nest!

We had a visit from two Special Olympics workers on Wednesday. This visit provided an opportunity to get active, work as a team and ensured that everyone felt involved in Active Schools Week. 2nd, 3rd and 4th class were also invited to take part in a Go Games G.A.A. Blitz on Wednesday. These classes got to showcase their G.A.A. talents at the TU Dublin pitch. Broombridge ETNS played football against teams from Castleknock and Pelletstown.

Thursday saw the welcome return of our annual Sports Day! Sports Day was jam packed with countless activities and opportunities to get active in fun ways. We enjoyed obstacle courses, egg and spoon races, relays, rounders, penalty shoot-outs, sack races and much more! We even had a visit from the ice-cream van. Each child received a medal for their participation on the day and a great day was had by all.

On Friday, our final day of Active Schools Week, we enjoyed an active assembly and classes took part in a sports themed Table Quiz. Questions ranged from tennis terminology to famous sports people.

In addition, each morning between 8:20 and 8:30 music was played on the yard so the children could begin their mornings in an active way by dancing. The Active Schools Committee concluded the dancing by leading whole school stretches/ exercises for ten minutes before going inside. Children were given Active Homework for the week which was a great way to keep active at home as well as at school. The children also took on the Active School Flag teachers committee (Eira, Shannon B., and Neil) to see if we could beat them in basketball, skipping and football! Overall, Active Schools Week was enjoyed by all and we would like to say a huge thank you to the Active Schools Committee 21/22 for your hard work.