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Fyffes fit squad initiative 2022 Our school signed up to Fyffes Fit Squad. Fyffes Fit Squad is a multi award-winning programme that gets kids active through easy-to-learn and fun-to-do exercises. The fit squad has well known coaches in David Gillick and Phil Healy. Our school has earned 693 banana points to date from completing the exercises.
Fyffes fit squad logo
Fyffes Fit Squad January 2022
Mr Duignan 5th class taking part in Fyffes Fit Squad Exercises
Ms Ward 4th class taking part in Fyffes Fit Squad
RUN A DAY CHALLENGE 2022 Our school has committed to the 4 week Run Around Ireland Challenge The Run Around Ireland challenge is a key criteria for renewal of our active flag. This running challenge will help children learn about Ireland famous landmarks and bringing the learning outdoors. How we prepared for challenge? Each class were given a Run Around Ireland sheet (see pictures) The pupils had to work out the distance between the school and the different landmarks using google maps. The pupils committed to running every day for 4 weeks. The pupils ran laps each day around the school(1 lap =1 km). When pupils reached the required landmark distance, they ticked it off the list.
Active homework Pupils have been keeping active at home too through the active homework initiative. The pupils must complete one physical activity every day for homework The pupils colour in the activity when they have it finished on their active homework sheet. The pupils have participated really well and this has helped their health and wellbeing.
Location of landmarks
Distance between school and landmarks
Active Homework sheet
Physical  Activity
Playground leaders/Yard Buddies The 6th class pupils organise games for the third class pupils to play at big break on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesdays. The 6th class children have taken on leadership roles by explaining the rules to the third class and guiding them through the game. Third class have benefitted from this initiative by learning new games and the rules that go with each of these games. The 6th class have also gotten to know the names of the third class from participating in playground leaders.
Marathon kids is an 8 week program targeting 5th and 6th class students in schools across Ireland. Students learn about the health benefits of sport and perform 4 running sessions each week inching them closer to completing their first marathon as well as learning about the benefits of physical activity. About 200m every week. 8 weeks - 4 running sessions per week for 8 weeks. Booklet- get your heart rate for 30 seconds and double it. -David Gillick
The boys and girls in 5th and 6th class had a fantastic day out in Abbotstown for the cross country relay races. Each class were split into teams of 4 with each member of the team running a lap of the 200m indoor track. Scoil San Carlo had great success with the 6th class boys and 6th class girls team coming home with gold medals. The whole team should be proud of their efforts and there was further medals won by the 5th class boys and girls team. Many thanks to Mr Sherlock for organising a very enjoyable day.
Cross Country at Porterstown.
Our third and fourth classes have been taking part in the “Run Around Ireland” challenge. The pupils have to run laps of the yard with each lap representing 10km. The active committee worked out the distance from Scoil San Carlo to various landmarks around Ireland such as the Spire and Newgrange. The pupils had to tick off the various landmarks after they reached the destination.