The strand units of the Outdoor and Adventure curriculum include
Water based activities (fifth and sixth class only)
Understanding and appreciation of outdoor and adventure activities
and this is the strand of the physical education curriculum we have prioritised this year.
These activities help to develop appreciation and enjoyment of the great outdoors. They also help children foster a healthy attitude to the environment around them. The activities are team-orientated and develop social skills. Some involve map-reading and problem-solving, coming to group decisions, developing leadership qualities and taking calculated risks. In summary, outdoor and adventure activities are mainly non-competitive and offer alternative ways to enjoy a healthy approach to recreation and outdoor activities.
Check out these short videos of First Class playing some fun filled cooperative games.
Senior Infants making Funny Faces
4th and 5th class enjoying some team building games.
Team Building in the Local Playground and what fun they had.
Using the Walkway to complete orienteering activities.