Active School's Flag
6th class slogans
6th class slogans
Run Around Ireland Challenge
Well done to all the students in Scoil Bhríde who are out running laps of our school walkway as part of the "Run Around Ireland Challenge". Each lap the children run around the school grounds equates to 1km. The children then total up all their laps to reach the distance it takes from our school to various landmarks around Ireland such as Croke Park, Fota Island and The National stud etc. Well done to all!
Climb The Heights Skipping Challenge
Well done to all the children who took part in the "Climb the Heights" skipping challenge which took place over the course of January. Each skip equated to climbing 1m of a mountain. Thankfully we reached the summit of all the major peaks around the world! Great work by all. Thanks to the class teachers and the committee for organising and setting up equipment.
Clap and Catch
In class active break
Children love our new yard equpiment!
Junior Infants enjoying an active break in the sunshine.
Putting our oodles to use during break!
12k of Christmas & Santa Run
At Scoil Bhride we strive to deliver a broad and balanced Physical Education programme. Physical Education provides children with learning opportunities through the medium of movement and contributes to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. We aim to provide optimum learning opportunities for the children in our school by maximising active learning experiences and approaches which benefit each individual child.
Each class has been allocated two 30 minute slots for PE each week. This is to ensure that if a day becomes wet the class have another slot that week that they can go outside and partake in the class. Also this timetable is used for the halla also to ensure PE can be carried out each week.
Fundamental Movement Skills
This year the teachers and children have been putting particular focus on FMS. In order to be physically literate it is important the children learn the basic skills of running, jumping, catching, dodging, skipping, etc and be given the opportunity to use the skills. By children gaining the necessary skills to play games they become more confident amd more likely to become more physically active.
Cross Country 13th October 2021
Excellent performance by all our athletes in the cross country county finals today. Congratulations Patrick on his silver medal finish in the boys junior final and to Isla and Amy for their top ten finish. Super stuff!
Second Class jumping into the new year
Athletics Trials Day
Yesterday at school we held our annual athletics trials to select children to represent the school in the county championships in Dangan. Children had great fun running ran in 60m, 80m and 100 m sprints. They also got the chance to try out for the long distance and relay teams. Well done to everyone who took part and we wish those who were selected all the best in Dangan on June 15th! Many thanks to Ms. Madden for organising the event.
Congratulations to all our athletes in Scoil Bhríde who took part and won medals at the Galway county athletics finals in Athlone at the weekend. A fantastic achievement. Well done !
All Ireland Champions
We came back to school to hear of two All Ireland Medalists in our school. Brian won a Gold Medal for the Javelin and Patrick silver for the 600 m. Maith sibh táimid fíor bród asaibh.
Hurling/Camogie Blitz 12th October 2021
The senior classes enjoyed putting their after school hurling and camogie training into practise in a blitz against the local schools. A great day was had by all.
IPPEA PeExpo All-Ireland Winners
Well done to the pupils in 5th class who took part in the PeExpo Competiton. They studeied the games starnd over a 5 week period and kept reflective diaries to document what they learned with their head, their heart and their hands. We were delighted to be announced as national champions where we received a trophy and a €200 voucher to nuy P.E equipment.
Hurling & Camogie
This school year we have made the dance strand a focus area of the P.E curriculum. We have partnered up with Angela Didek from danceitoutireland to assist us in teaching dance across a 6 week block. They children learn various hip hop styles, dances from various countries and cultures aswell as learning some of the latest tiktok moves.
Susan O' Shaugnessy also is assiting us in providing Irish dancing after school which has proved a major hit among all students.
At break time we plan to play music to allow children show off their moves also.
The children have really enjoyed partaking in gymnastics lessons during P.E this year. They have improved their agility, balance and co-ordination in these lessons. They have learned various ways they can move and shape their bodies to make certain figures and objects. Well done to all!
Outdoor & Adventure
Here at Scoil Bhride we place huge emphasis on active learning. This includes going outside the classroom walls and undertaking activities in our natural environment. So far this year the children have taken part in literacy and numeracy trails around the school grounds. The senior classes also visited Knockma woods as part of an S.E.S.E trip where they learned about plants and animals in our local area! We have also taken part in orienteering, finding our way around both the woods and our new active walkway!
Scoil Bhríde works closely with a number of clubs and organisations outside of school to offer children a variety of choices to enable them become physically active.
Below is a list of clubs and organisations that help us enable children to become physically literate in our local area:
Turloughmore GAA - https://turloughmoregaa.ie/
Claregalway GAA - https://www.claregalwaygaa.net/
Hip Hop Dance - https://www.danceitoutireland.com/
Cregmore FC - http://cregmoreclaregalwayfc.net/
Irish Dancing - Susan O'Shaughnessy
Galway GAA Coaching Officer - David Huban
Galway GAA Games Promotion Officer - Isobel Flynn
Connacht Rugby Development Officer - William O'D. Johnstone
Athletics - Clare River Harriers
Golf - http://www.cregmorepark.com/
Basketball - Claregalway Basketball Club https://clubforce.com/clubs/basketball-claregalway-basketball-club-galway/
Boxing - Monivea Boxing Club
Horse Riding - https://www.galwayequestriancentre.ie/
Swimming - Coral Leisure Tuam
Community Sport Development Officer - Karen Concannon Galway Sports Partnership -Galway County Council
What club are you in?
The pupils in 6th class conducted a survey of the entire school asking the children what clubs they were involved in outside school. Swimming, Hurling and Football proved the most popular. Dance, Soccer and Gymnastics were also played by many. Sports such as handball, golf and judo proved the least popular.
Cycle Right Course
Well done to all the children in 6th class who cycled to school and took part in the "Cycle right course". They learned how to cycle properly using the rules of the road. Their bikes also got a service and were fully checked out so that they are safe to use. Well done everyone!
Message from Rachel Blackmore
Many thanks to Rachel Blackmore for replying to a letter one of our pupil sent as part literacy activity where students were encouraged to write to their sporting idols. She sent a signed picture of her winning the grand national and praised Nathan and his pony Freddie on winning first prize in the recent primary schools show jumping event.
New Astro Pitch
Many thanks to the parents of Scoil Bhride who have kindly paid for the new astro pitch facility. It enables the children to be active throughout the whole school where muddy pitches are no longer an issue. The students have really enjoyed getting time to play on the new surface and it has greatly enhanced the delivery of our P.E lessons. Míle buíochas tuismitheoirí!
Scoil Bhríde ensures children can partake in a wide range of sports during their time here at school. Sports that the school partake in include:
Hurling & Camogie
A huge congratulation to the girls camogie team in winning the inaugural Clarin College Super 8’s camogie competition. They topped their group winning all their games and went on to beat Lisheenkyle N:S in the quarter final, Newcastle N:S in the semi-final and Craughwell N:S in the final. Well done to Mrs. Crowley and Ms. Bond in coaching the team. It is great to see silverware being brought back to Scoil Bhride. Maith sibh !
Hurlers in Action
Well done to all our pupils ! We had a great time at the boys football blitz in Knockdoemore Baile Clair to showcase all our skills learned during after school training throughout the first term!
Congratulations to Nathan in 6th class and his pony Freddie who recently won the first ever equestrian trophy for Scoil Bhríde. He competed in Ower Equestrian Centre in Moycullen Co. Galway and came first in the 65cm jumping class. Well done Nathan.
Also a huge congrats to our very own Nicole Shaughnessy in 2nd class who won the national title Supreme Champion at Irish Pony Championships in Wexford in the age group up to 23 yrs. Well done Nicole and well done Freddie her Pony
Mr. O'Connor and Neecole with her cup!
Active Schools Week
This year our school has decided to have our Active Schools week from the 13th -17th of June. Sports day will be on the final day of the week. Written homework will be replaced with active homework for the week and children are advised to wear tracksuits/ shorts this week to school.
Active School Week Planning
Our Active School Committee met this morning to organize our Active School's Week and sports day which will take place in June. It was great to get the students suggestions of what activities they would like to try out during the week.
They also reviewed how the classes were doing in completing their active challenges. Well done to all!