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June 11th 2019

Orienteering

 

Orienteering is a competitive international sport. It is a timed race which combines running with navigation. Participants can race as individuals or as part of a team. A map and compass is used to navigate from point to point across unfamilar terrain.

Eoghan Kevlihan, father of Aisling from Mrs Healy-Donoghue's Third Class and Caoimhe from Mrs Granahan's Senior Infant Class, very kindly offered to give the students of St Colman's an introduction to orienteering during Active School Week. Today, the boys and girls from Ms Mc Laughlin's First Class got to try out this sport for the first time. After splitting into teams of three, they took off on their navigational adventure and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!


orienteering

 

June 10th 2019

Tug of War

 

The boys and girls from Ms Clarke's and Ms Hamill's Junior Infant Classes enjoyed learning a new non contact sport this morning. Cathy Sheerin returned to the school once again, to impart some of her extensive knowledge of the sport with us.

Tug of war teams consist of eight members. The person at the back is called the anchor. To begin, you should grip the rope, keep your arms and body straight and lean backwards with your upper body. The winning team is the one that pulls the other team past a predetermined point.


tug of war 2019

 

June 4th 2019

Midland Kidathon


20190604 130425 - copyYesterday, the Midland Triathlon Club held a fun event in the Mullingar Town Park for children aged 7 and up. The kidathon is a great introduction to triathlon and is perfect for newcomers to the sport. Shannon Breslin and Conor Casey from Mrs Gilligan's Fourth Class took part. They each swam 6 lengths of the pool which is 150 meters followed by twice around the park which is 1,600 meters. Conor won a trophy for coming in 3rd place and Shannon won a medal for 5th place. Well done guys - a great performance!

 

May 20th 2019

Aviva Minis National Festival

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20190520 114317 - copyIt's every young rugby player's dream to one day play in the Aviva Stadium. Well that dream came true yesterday for Jack Conlon from Mrs Healy-Donoghue's Third Class. Jack plays for Mullingar Rugby Club's u10 team and he was chosen as one of 17 players to travel to Dublin to take part in the Aviva Minis National Festival. The Aviva hosts this festival every year bringing the rugby season to a close. Hundreds of boys and girls from twenty clubs all over Ireland participated and they had the opportunity to play on the pitch that is normally reserved for their Ireland and provincial heroes. One of the big treats during the Aviva Minis is the appearance of Ireland rugby stars. This year, Jack Conan, Josh van der Flier and Sene Naoupu showed up and were happy to sign jerseys and balls for the young rugby players. Jack had a wonderful day in the Aviva and hopefully it was just the first of many times he'll play there.

 

May 17th 2019

Karate Demonstration

 

Karate is a martial art which originated in Japan. It deals with attacks through evasive body movements and blocking. It counter attacks by using kicks, punches and strikes. It is a form of self-defence and a great way of keeping fit and healthy.

Kacey Cleary from Ms Mc Laughlin's First Class began attending karate lessons recently. Today, she changed into her karate uniform and demonstrated the moves she has learned so far to her classmates. Kacey thoroughly enjoys her karate lessons and I'm sure she has inspired many of her classmates to take up the sport themselves.


karate demonstration

 
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