Takes place after school on school grounds.

This offers a safe, familiar, convenient setting for an age-appropriate introduction to after-school physical activity.

Designed for 7-8 year olds.

This is an age at which children begin to make decisions regarding their likes/dislikes or abilities regarding physical activity.

Led by trained teacher leaders.

Teachers were chosen to lead the programme as they have the knowledge to adjust activities to challenge children appropriately, irrespective of ability.

Involves parents in their children’s physical activity.

Parental support is crucial to the programme to improve the adult:child ratio, to support the teacher and to set a good example for the children.

Gives children the chance to succeed.

This programme concentrates on building confidence across a broad range of activities echoing the Physical Education Curriculum for Primary Schools experienced by children during the school day.

On Thursday 21st of February 1st and 2nd Class began 5 weeks of Be Active with Miss Meyler and Catherine. April from 4th class was there to help as well.  They worked on the Games Strand with special emphasis on basketball this week with a variety of activities:

  • Dribbling
  • Dribbling in a figure of 8 
  • Ladders
  • Bounce Pass
  • Chest Pass
  • Shooting 

Week 3 – 15th March Gymnastics

  • Balances
  • Rolls
  • Bear Crawls
  • Crab Walks
  • Jumping for Disctance
  • Skipping
  • Balancing Sequence

Week 4 –  22nd March  Games

Well done to all the children in 1st and 2nd Class who participated in Be Active this year.