Wellness Week 2024

Wellness Week 2024

Wellness Week 2024

Wellness Week 2024

Last week we celebrated Wellness Week in our school. Some of the activities enjoyed included, mindful nature walks,  morning shake-ups, collaborative art,  yoga, feel-good lunchtime music, and practicing gratitude.

The lovely mix of activities certainly put a “spring” in our step before the long weekend. Well done to the pupils and staff involved in organising this enjoyable week. 

Wellness Week Activities

Whole School Art “Find your wings and fly”

Each pupil decorated a feather which will create wings as part of a whole school collaborative art piece. The objective was to focus pupils’ minds on believing in their unique qualities and strengths. Well done to members of our Fourth Class who assisted some younger classes in their creations.

Gratitude Jars

Each pupil decorated a jar with things that they are grateful for in their lives. Our Amber Flag reps decorated each classroom door with each pupil’s beautiful creations. We all adopted an “attitude of gratitude” during Wellness Week. 

Mindful Moments

Each class agreed on a time for daily meditation. We have found it really is nice to take time for ourselves sometimes.

Feel Good Dance

We danced during lunchtime to feel-good music from our two speakers. It was great fun  😊

Drop Everything and Colour (DEAC)

On Monday afternoon, we engaged in some mindful colouring in each class.

Morning Shake-Up

The Active and Amber Flag reps directed exercise sessions with school pupils on Friday morning during Wellness week.

Yoga 

All classes enjoyed Yoga in our school hall during Wellness Week. Thank you to Mrs. Russell and Ms McMahon for providing such enjoyable sessions.

Mindful Nature Walk

Senior class pupils were paired with their junior class counterparts for this activity to add to the sense of community in our school. Pupils walked together to several points around our school and answered a question at each point that involved one of their five senses “sight, sound, smell, taste and touch”. Our sensory garden, track, pitch, and large outdoor space were well-covered during this activity.      😀👏

 

 

 

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Thankful Tuesday

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Today to launch our Amber Flag Initiative for the coming year and to mark World Mental Health Day we celebrated gratitude in our school.  Pupils were welcome to bring in ‘Traditional Games’ like card and board games. The meaning of this activity was to help our pupils focus on being thankful for what each of them have which is much more important than the need to have the must-have game or piece of technology. As well as this, it was to help gain a sense of gratitude about ourselves instead of comparing ourselves to others.  Activities and discussions about being ‘thankful’ were explored throughout our classes during the day. 

Also, during the day we began work on a  few whole school art displays. One was entitled “The Gratitude Tree” which will be on our Amber Flag display board. Each pupil sketched activities in their lives that they are thankful for. As well as this, classes thought of things in their lives that bring them great “joy”. Here pupils were asked to discuss and then write or draw about it.  Well done to our committee for compiling this amazing artwork.

During all these activities, we mixed up our classes to create a sense of community in our school. This meant that more junior class members were paired with a more senior class pupil. We are sure many new friendships will be formed in our school community as a result of these initiatives. 

We fundraised for Pieta House as part of “Thankful Tuesday” too and we were delighted with the response from the school community. We raised a total of €232 for Pieta House, as always many thanks for your support.

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Welcome to our Sensory Garden!

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This is a fantastic addition to our school, and a huge thank you to our Parents Association for their fundraising for this project and all who contributed! 

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Wild Work Initiative

Pupils from 1st to 5th class were given the opportunity to participate in the Wild Work Initiative on the week running up to the Easter holidays. All classes thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor classroom experience and they learned so much with Lizet, the programme co-ordinator.

The Wild Work Programme aims to enable communities and empower schools to undertake ambitious programmes that will affect real change in habits and attitudes towards the environment. The initiative is one of the largest biodiversity training programmes in Ireland. Sustainability is core to their work and the aim is to make schools and communities more green in their approach.

They encourage learning in wild spaces and Lizet brought the classes out in to nature, where the children were able to learn through seeing, touching and interacting with the natural world. The pupils were enabled to experience an outdoor learning setting that inspired practical actions and they learned how nature can help people help nature and explore how our small actions can make a big difference to wild places and schools. 

It was an amazing experience and we thank Lizet for all her enthusiasm and hard work throughout the 2 days she was with us! Well done everybody smile

 

 

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Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

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Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College 2023

On Wednesday 8th March, 2023, 3rd Class, 1st Class and Senior Infants headed off to Darrara Agricultural College to be shown around, and what a treat it was! The rain and snow certainly couldnt dampen our spirits!

We got to sit up on the tractors 🚜, it didn’t matter to us whether they were John Deere or New Holland. 😊 Then we went to visit the new lambs that have been born and best of all, we all got to hold one. 🐑 They were really cute! After that, we went to see the new baby calves. 🐮They were too big for us to hold, but we were able to rub them. We were very quiet so not to frighten them. We learned what happens in the milking parlour and saw all the machines that are needed so we can have milk on our tables every day. 🥛 Lastly and definitely the best part was everyone got to “drive” a tractor in their real life simulator. It was amazing to get that practice in.

We definitely have some young budding farmers amongst us👨‍🌾. How lucky are we to have this service practically on our doorstep! Thanks to everyone at Darrara Agricultural College for all your advise and guidance. We will most certainly be back! 😊

Darrara Agricultural College Visit

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Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy

1st class students have been enjoying taking part in the Roots of Empathy a programme, facilitated by Mrs O’Sullivan since last November. The main aim of the programme is to raise levels of empathy and create more respectful and caring relationships. At the heart of the programme is their “teacher”, Baby Ben who visits the class refuilarly with his mom Sharon. The children have Neen getting to know and learning lots about baby Ben and themselves. They have been watching his development, his feelings, how to care for a baby and the bond between Ben and his Mom.
They are excited to see him continue to grow and learn. The positivity during his visits is certainly contagious!

More info on the programme can be found at www.rootsofempathy.org

Well done to all involved. smile

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