Here in Scoil Oilibhéir, we always encourage the children to live healthy and active lives. The general health and mental health benefits of activity are well documented. Scientific research shows that short periods of physical activity–even as little as 10 minutes at a time–performed throughout the day provide health benefits similar to longer periods of physical activity.
We have introduced various ideas over the last few years to help in this – Active Breaks during the school day, Yard Games, Danceathon, Skip-Hop, Cycle to School, Walk on Wednesdays and so on. We feel that the children are far more active in school and we are now introducing Active Homework on a trial basis.
On Thursdays, for the month of October, the children of Scoil Oilibhéir will not be receiving any written homework! Instead, the children will be given some active suggestions that we are hoping they will complete instead of written homework. These will be basic movement activities that don’t require any equipment or expertise! We are hoping that the parents will help and encourage where necessary.
Click here to see our pupils staying active throughout the day.
Go to our Parents page for some more ideas on Active Homework.