Play-maker Training

What is the PlayMaker Award?
The PlayMaker Award is a great introduction into leadership giving learners knowledge of how to organise small games and activities that can be used during curricular and extracurricular time, lunchtimes, breaks, as well as in sports clubs outside school hours. The PlayMaker Award aims to help learners develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on the responsibility of assisting in leading their peers and younger children.

Who is the PlayMaker Award for?
Anyone can become a PlayMaker, regardless of their sporting experience or prowess. The PlayMaker Award is designed in a way so that learners can participate and learn about key leadership skills. The recommended age range is 9-11.

Play Maker Leaflet

Fran and Mary from Wexford Sports Partnership visited the school on Wednesday 21st of March to complete the Playmakers Workshop with the 5th Class. The children enjoyed a variety of activities. 

What Club are you in?

We are an active group of students and are members in many local clubs. The Active Schools Committee completed a ‘What Club Are You In?’ survey and take a look at the variety of clubs our students are involved in.

  • Bannow Ballymitty GAA Club
  • Gusserane GAA Club
  • Corach Ramblers Soccer Club
  • Wexford Youths Football Club
  • Cloughbawn Soccer Club
  • Taghmon Athletics Club
  • Wexford Gymnastics Club
  • Ballymitty Handball Club
  • Wexford Wanderers Rugby Club
  • New Ross Swimming Club
  • Wexford Swimming Club
  • Sheila Grace Dance Academy 
  • Taekwondo

Children throughout Danescastle National School have been given a Supertroopers Activity Books and a family wall chart.

The programme has been developed with educational specialists, alongside experts in physical activity, nutrition, well-being and psychology. The health homework programme attempts to give equal prominence to health as is given to academic subjects. It includes short burst, fun activities which can involve all the family. For the 2017/18 school year, the wellbeing and nutrition elements of the programme have been enhanced to ensure children focus on a healthy mind and a healthy body.

To find out more about Super Troopers with Laya Healthcare, visit their website here

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Make sure and check out the Family Area on the Super Troopers Website: 


Healthy Ireland

The Government’s Healthy Ireland 2018 campaign was recently launched by the Taoiseach. This campaign builds on the major, collaborative, cross-governmental work done as part of the Healthy Ireland initiative with the intention of promoting citizen engagement – focusing on three key areas: physical activity, healthy eating and mental well being. A national radio campaign is currently underway  focusing on the small changes people can make in the aforementioned three areas, Find Out More


10 @ 10 Operation Transformation

It’s 10@10 time starting January 22nd at 10am on RTÉ Junior. Every Monday to Friday for the next three weeks Gráinne Bleasdale and Micheál Ó Ciaraidh are getting active while having fun for 10 minutes, every morning at 10 o’clock (and again at 3pm) on RTEjr.

Children in 4th Class completed the 10 @ 10 on Thursday morning. 

Children from Juniors to Second involved in rainy day break.




Children from 3rd class received a swimming bag from Sports Active Wexford this week as they are attending swimming lessons in Ferrybank, Co. Wexford. Thanks to Fran for giving the children these wonderful packs.