Busiest day of the week with all classes Active for large parts of the day. Badminton and Gymnastics took place in the hall side by side in a first for Active Week. Dennis from Excel led the gymnastics and as everything Excel related the boys thoroughly enjoyed it.
Badminton coach Ashutosh was on hand to introduce classes to Badminton. Aman in 5th class is our resident Badminton champion and has been winning medals and trophies at a national level for some time now. He had a wonderful opportunity to showcase his talents alongside his Dad and in front of his very impressed classmates.
Rob from Barnhall brought Tag Rugby to 3rd and 4th classes and we got to see some budding Leinster and Ireland stars in action. Having the Tag on the field was a real treat for the boys and there was an extra swagger about some of the players in action as a result.
Mr Mulreid provided Soccer skills to the Junior classes and the boys from Droichead on the yard. A few Liverpool fans in these classes looking forward to the big game next week no doubt (and the coach too!).
Not often we'd associate the Library with Active Week but such was the schedule today that space was at a premium. Some fierce fighting took place within the walls of this normally peaceful room with local Kenpo Karate Coach, Eddie Downey putting the boys through some very frightening moves. Wouldn't like to be getting on the wrong side of some of our second class fellas when they get angry!
Finally one of the highlights of boys time in primary school is our annual trip to the Celbridge Paddlers on the canal, up beside the Lyons Estate. Organised with the help of Mrs Fleming, the Club came out in force today with coaches and other members providing backup on the water. The boys were shown on the bank how to use their paddles and on entering the water different strokes to use. The competitive nature came out in the boys as they got to race each other up the canal and we got to see some potential Canoeists in action.
Over the next few days, further details and more pictures of all the activities will be published and contact details for those looking to take part or join some of the many clubs who have been helping us out on Active Week. Celbridge Paddlers have offered boys 2 free sessions on Sunday mornings at 11am, to try out further Canoeing and decide if they would like to pursue it further. Judging by the action on the water, interest will be quite high.