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Active Homework Initiative

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 […]

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Active Homework on Thursdays

Here in Scoil Oilibhéir we always encourage our pupils to lead active and healthy lives. 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 aim to keep our children active during, and after, […]

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Skipping Day

All the children took to the schoolyard today to practise their skipping skills. There were ropes galore so every child had the opportunity to skip for half an hour and it was great to see the children enjoying their time in the fresh air.

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Skip Hop

Our children returned to school after the holidays with a hop and a skip! All the children, from first class to sixth, participated in skipping workshops over the past few days. The workshops included individual skipping skills, partner skipping skills, double dutch skipping and long rope games and the children thoroughly enjoyed learning and practising […]

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Playtime in the Garden

Senior infants and Rang 3 were the lucky ones today. They brought their wellies to school and were well prepared for fun in the garden at lunchtime.  They couldn’t wait for the bell to ring so that they could make their way to the play trail where they climbed on the dragon , balanced on […]

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Last week was a very exciting week in Scoil Oilibhéir. We organised a number of events  to coincide with Cork Bike Week. This was part of an initiative to enable our pupils to be more active at school. History: We examined the various styles and designs of bicycles in the past and looked at the advantages […]

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Cycle to School Day

  There was geat excitement in Ballyvolane this morning as many of our pupils prepared to cycle to school. The sun shone brightly as our intrepid cyclists gathered  by The Glen ready to take on the hill to school. All of our pupils came suitably attired and, of course, wearing their helmets. Many of our […]

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Cork Bike Week

As part of Cork Bike Week, Scoil Oilibhéir had a visit from Karen McCarthy from the Road Safety Authority. Karen spoke to the children from 2nd class to 6th class about the importance of safe cycling, road signs, etc ahead of our eagerly awaited Bike to School Day and Cycleathon tomorrow. The children enjoyed the […]

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Bikes for the Future

As part of Cycle Week Jim Lehane visited the fourth classes. He spoke about cycle safety and gave the pupils the names of each part of the bike. He explained how the brakes and gears work and also showed them how to change a puncture and how to pump the tyre to the correct pressure. […]

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