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Active Home Week

To: School and Staff

Subject: Active School Week

Scoil an Linbh Íosa Active Home Week (27th April - 1st May 2020)

National ‘Active SCHOOL Week’ takes place every April and is a really enjoyable part of the school year for our school community.

This year, because of COVID-19, it is not possible for this to go ahead so we are asking all families in the school to participate in the ‘Active HOME Week‘ challenge instead.

The aim is to get our recommended 60 minutes of activity each day, trying out as many new activities as possible.

We are encouraging the students of Killymard to participate in a range of activities throughout the week, and to report back on ONE , with a photo, activity to their teacher by Thursday, 30 th of April.

We encourage each family to join Joe Wicks in for a PE class every morning at 8.55 with the below link.

If you are already completing an hour of activity each day, a MASSIVE well done.

Here are some of the ideas we are going to try this week.

Monday: Super Skipathon Can you get to your skipping target throughout the day? 100Skips multiplied by your class. eg. 2 nd class = 200 skips, 5 th class = 500 skips. * Infants – 100 jumps (rope be used a divider to jump over instead of skipping)

Ten minute Tuesday: How far can you run in minutes? With a guardian, how far can you safely run in ten minutes? Make sure to stay within your 2km range!!

Walk on Wednesday: Can we go for a long walk within our 2km range? Bring a partner and briskly aim to cover 5-6 kilometres. Can you time time how quickly you walked 2km? Talk a short break, and aim to beat that time on the way back.

Timer Thursday: One minute on the clock – How many jumping jacks can you complete in one minute? Mr. McFadden could do 40, Can you beat his score? * You can repeat the challenge, with push ups, skips, jump tucks etc.

Family Friday Mix and match your favourite activities from throughout the week and challenge the rest of your family to get stuck into Active Week!

Below are two simple links with all different fun activities to try at home through the week.

For all of those interested in practising their football skills - Orlagh Farmer, Cork ladies footballer, puts up super drills every day to try at home.

Also, have a look at Ciaran Kilkenny’s Daily Skills Challenge online, he as a challenge every day in either hurling or football.

Mr. Mc Fadden is finding them quite useful to get his practice in!!


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