- Tug of War- Joe from the Cork Sports Partnership came in again this year to some of our 3rd and 4th classes to teach us the fundamental skills involved in tug of war. He taught us the rope should always be on our right hand side. We are going to continue tug of war as part of… Continue Reading
- Rang IV News- We've been busy learning new skills in Gymnastics. We used these new skills to perform a routine. Getting creative for our Easter eggs. Children busy using clay to construct egg holders. Continue Reading
- Spring Nature Walk – Ms. Moylan’s class- We had a lovely time during our nature walk last Friday! We talked about Spring first and we went through the checklist before we left the school. The kids predicted what they may see or not see during our walk. At the end, we used the opportunity to enjoy the local playground and a picnic… Continue Reading
- FAI 5-a-side Soccer Blitz- Well done to both our 6th class girls' and boys' teams who travelled to Midleton FC to take part in the 5-a-side tournament. It was a wonderful day, with both teams performing at their best. The boys did extremely well reaching the semi final, having won four games and drawing one. It was a very… Continue Reading
- Be Active After School- Be Active After School We are delighted to have started our Be Active ASAP Programme. Be Active ASAP introduces children to fun, physical activity in a safe, familiar, structured setting, with an emphasis on enjoyment, learning and variety of activity. The programme aims to improve the attitudes of both children and their parents towards physical… Continue Reading
- Active School Homework- Delighted to share Active School Homework pictures!! Well done to all, hope you enjoyed the first of our Active School Homework initiative. "I went out with my old dog Beauty, for a nice run on the field." Chiara Lee out and about on his bike. Ellen went to her swimming lessons. Sonia and Sophie enjoy… Continue Reading
- Frank the Zumba teacher!- Frank is the Zumba teacher who came in to Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh to teach the senior end of the school Zumba lessons. He is kind and very energetic. He always played good music and he would start to dance and we would copy his moves. We found it a great way to clear our… Continue Reading
- Colin the tennis coach teaches fifth class!- Colin is the tennis coach from Rushbrooke Tennis Club who came to our school to teach tennis to fifth class. We learned lots of new skills, including forehand and backhand strokes as well as volleying. We also played lots of fun games, such as 'the secret spy game'. We played with lots of different coloured… Continue Reading
- 3rd class is going ‘swimmingly’- Ms. Cregan’s class is four weeks into swimming lessons and we absolutely love it! We are learning lots of new things like the dolphin swim. Our swimming coaches’ names are Andrea and Norrie. They are really good swimming teachers. We love going to the Coral Leisure Centre every Wednesday. Mr.Buckley's class will be the… Continue Reading
- Fundamental Movement Skills!- Look at our Junior Infants working on their Fundamental Movement Skills with Trevor! Continue Reading
Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh (BSRAC) is committed to becoming an Active school for the benefit of all pupils, parents, teachers and the wider community. To help us achieve this aim and to demonstrate our commitment to the importance of physical activity for all we are endeavouring to achieve an Active School Flag. The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.
To achieve our aim of promoting lifelong physical activity and to be recognised as active school we are focussing on improvements in three main areas:
- Physical Education (PE): The term physical education refers to activities taught as part of the curriculum within class time where the emphasis is on learning. Each and every child is entitled to a minimum of 60 minutes Physical Education every week. To read more about Physical Education in BSRAC click here
- Physical Activity: Physical activity is an all-encompassing term which can include physical education, sport or play and any other activity undertaken for enjoyment or health. Children need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day to keep their bodies healthy. To read more about physical activity in BSRAC and the benefits of physical activity click here.
- Partnerships: Physical activity doesn’t stop at the school door and so it is important that parents and the local community play their part in ensuring that our students remain active long after the school bell has rung! To find out more about physical activity opportunities in Cobh click here
A teacher and pupil committee have been set up to help the whole school community to work towards improvements in these areas.
To read more about each of the developments we have undertaken check out our Active School News section.
With the support of all pupils, teachers, parents and the local community we have no doubt that Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh can achieve great things and be recognised far and wide as an Active School! Mo Chumas Abú!