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Athletics Blitz in UL

3rd, 4th and 5th classes were given the opportunity to take part in an athletics programme in UL which was linked with Limerick Sports Partnership. All the classes that were taking part went training in UL sports hall for 6 weeks. The athletics coaches taught us loads of different activities such as; chest pass, javelin throw, long jump, triple jump and much more. After the 6 weeks of training we got the opportunity to take part in a blitz in UL with about 600 other children. All of us were put into teams based on our class groups. Each team took part in different events.

Swimming

We started swimming in January. We had three buses to take children from 3rd-6th class to UL sports arena for 10weeks. Everyone was put into suitable groups based on ability and previous experience. People learned lots of news skills such as swimming the back-stroke, learning to swim in the deep end and also learning life-saving skills. At the end of the ten weeks we were assessed for our PAWS certificates based on what skills we had learnt and how well we were able to perform them.

 

By Emma Cross and Tadhg Dillon

 

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Safe Cycle Programme

On the 3rd of May 5th and 6th class took part in the Garda Safe Cycling Programme. Two Garda came in to the school after lunch ato teach us about bicycle safety. Their names were Tony and Owen (who was a local guard from Castleconnell Garda Station). First they showed the class a powerpoint explaining the basics of a bike including the different parts. After that we went outside to do different obstacles. These included trying to get our bikes around tight turns and maneuvering our bikes between cones.  It was really fun and we learnt a lot.

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