Activity Week Green Flag Hopes at Curranes NS

Castleisland’s Scoil Ide / Curranes National School was a hive of sporting activity from Monday 8th to Friday 12th as teachers and pupils celebrated Active Week.

The school is participated in the Active School Flag Initiative and there has been a major focus on physical activity in the school throughout the year.

“The children made the very most of the fine weather and engaged in a wide range outdoor activities throughout week,” said Principal Emer Nelligan.

Basketball Coaching

“On Monday morning Junior and Senior Infants received coaching in basketball from James O’Connell, while the children from first class to sixth class travelled by bus to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre for swimming classes and the pupils are receiving a set of six swimming lessons at the Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre.

On Tuesday morning the girls in fourth, fifth and sixth classes travelled to Knocknagoshel to play in a football blitz.

Skipathon Participation

“While the senior girls were playing football, the rest of the children participated in a skipathon at the school.

On Wednesday, Mary O’Connor from An Ríocht Athletic Club visited the school and coached all of the children from junior infants to sixth class in athletics.

The focus was on Gaelic football on Thursday and former pupil, James O’Connell conducted a skills session with all of the classes in the school.

Friday was a very special day because the entire school used some of the sports amenities in Castleisland town.

Playground on Friday Morning

“The children from junior infants to first class travelled to the playground on Friday morning.

Later in the day, the children from second class to sixth class engaged in non-competitive running activity in the GAA field and played tennis on the local courts.

The children really enjoyed the week of activity and hope that their school will be awarded the Active Flag in the very near future,” said Ms. Nelligan.

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