Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Active School Week 2016







Dear Parents,


We are delighted to announce that Ballybrown NS will celebrate Active Week from June 20th-24th. Children will participate in a variety of activities throughout the week including orienteering, obstacle courses, tug of war and even some cricket!


On Tuesday 21st, all students from Junior Infants to sixth class will partake in a walk from the school to the surrounding locality. We would appreciate any parent volunteers to help on this date to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip. We hope to leave the school at approximately 11.30 am. If you are available at this time please let Rosemarie know as soon as possible. Children will need high visibility jackets for the walk. If you have these jackets at home please bring them to school as we only have a limited supply.


On Wednesday 22nd , the school will hold its Non-Competitive Sports Day. In the afternoon, we will raise our newly awarded Active Flag and Health Promoting Schools Flag.


On Thursday 23rd, all students will have the opportunity to come to school dressed as a sports star of their choice.


Each night children will receive Active Homework which they can complete at home on their own or with family and friends. Don't worry if the weather is bad, the children can get active by hoovering, sweeping or doing other household chores! Please encourage as much physical activity as possible during this week.


Remember to wear school tracksuit / shorts and comfy shoes for the week and prepare to be very active! We also recommend bringing some extra drinking water to school for the week. Thank you for your support in advance.