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St Vincent De Paul Infant School, Marino, Dublin 9

Active School Week 2019

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Our Active School Week will kick off from 4th June to 7th June 2019. This week aims to promote the importance of physical activity, health and wellbeing among pupils, parents and staff. We have lots of exciting activities planned for this week!!!

To facilitate these activities, children should-

  1. wear their school tracksuit all week
  2. bring a spare pair of socks every day
  3. bring an extra drink every day, preferably water.

We are looking forward to a fun-filled week!

The activities for the week will include:

  • Wake Up! Shake Up! – This will take place in the yard every morning of Active Schools Week at 8.45am. We invite pupils, siblings, parents, grandparents, childminders etc. to join the teachers and start their day with a dance!
  • Sports Day will take place on Wednesday 5th of June for all classes.
  • WOW- Walk On Wednesday (Or Scoot/Cycle on Wednesday!) – We’re encouraging children and parents to walk/scoot/cycle to school on Wednesday and as many days as possible during Active School Week.
  • The Daily Mile Challenge/ Run Around Europe – The children will complete this challenge with their classes to run as many laps as they can to reach some of Europe’s biggest cities!
  • Drop Everything And Dance- At a chosen time each day the children will drop everything and complete a fun dance in their classroom.
  • Taster Sessions - Some taster sessions in GAA, circuit training, yoga, pilates, mindfulness, golf, rounders and dance have been organised for the children, thanks to the parents and local sports agencies who have volunteered to facilitate these sessions.
  • Students vs Teachers Hoop Challenge- The children will take on their teachers in a ‘highly competitive’ basketball hoop challenge!
  • Active Homework – Instead of written homework, the children will be given active homework to complete during Active School Week.

To bring our Active School Week to a close, the children are invited to represent St. Vincent de Paul Infant School at the Junior Park Run on Sunday 9th June in St. Anne’s Park (start location is beside the playground) at 9.30am (please arrive at 9.20am). You need to register your child for free in advance at and select ‘St. Vincent de Paul Infant School’ as your running club. If your child already attends Junior Park run there is no need for them to re-register.