Active Week 2021

Well done to everyone for making Active Week so much fun this year. We kicked off on Monday with fun activities such as frisbee, athletics and boxing. On Tuesday, Padraig invited us all to Grangegorman where the whole school participated in his fantastic fun stations, incorporating everything from dance to Tug-of-War to dodgeball. Michael and […]

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Ruth Fitzgerald, June 29, 2021

Useful links for information about nutrition and exercise for children

A few weeks ago, as part of out Active School Flag renewal, we conducted a survey among parents/ guardians and children regarding physical activity and education. It was suggested that the school could provide some information around exercise and nutrition. Children should be getting 60 minutes of exercise per day and while they will get […]

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Ruth Fitzgerald, December 15, 2020

Marathon Kids Final Mile

Huge congratulations to the 6th class pupils who completed the final mile of the Marathon Kids programme on the Grangegorman campus today. Over the past 8 weeks, the children have been running increasing speeds and distances, along with learning all about the health, social, community and educational benefits of an active lifestyle. Conditions were cold […]

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Sports facilities in Grangegorman

We are very fortunate to now have regular use of the pitches in Grangegorman, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Several classes have already utilised this fantastic resource with many other classes also visiting the campus for nature walks and other outdoor activities.

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Ruth Fitzgerald, November 15, 2020

Active Break Everyday

As part of the Active School Flag renewal process, the pupils of D7ET have been working up a sweat with the Active Break Every Day initiative. Each class chooses how they want to be active: running, dancing or exercising. Having music at break times certainly helps to get everyone moving!

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Ruth Fitzgerald, October 24, 2020

Marathon Kids

Once again this year, 6th classes are participating in the fantastic Marathon Kids Programme, an initiative that sees them run increasingly long distances each week that will add up to a total of 26.2 miles after the 8 week programme is complete. Pupils are also learning about the many physical, mental, social and community benefits […]

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Ruth Fitzgerald, October 16, 2020

GAA

We are delighted to have 2nd and 6th classes taking part in weekly GAA lessons throughout September and October. All classes in the school will have the same opportunity at some stage during the year. Have a look at some of the photos.

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Ruth Fitzgerald, October 15, 2020

Boxing in D7ET

Due to current health and safety guidelines, boxing sessions have been a little different this year. But 5th and 6th classes have both really enjoyed participating in some pretty gruelling boxing fitness sessions. Hopefully there will be an opportunity for other classes to engage in this initiative later on in the school year.

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Ruth Fitzgerald, October 15, 2020