Being active is essential to a child’s development. This week we celebrated activity in all its forms and the children had a wonderful week of fun. Active Week is all about trying new things – ball games, athletics, yoga, collaborative games, dance and more. A massive effort from all the staff in the Presentation made Active Week 2022 one of the best yet.

Here are some of the highlights!

This is one of my favourite photos of the week! This picture is of one of the collaborative games organised by Ms. Laura Ralph showing the determination and teamwork of the children as they race to catch the falling stick dropped by their neighbour!
Cáit Devane, Tipperary Camogie Star, visited us on Wednesday to talk to the children about the importance of sport in our lives. Her inspirational words and kind advice would encourage anyone to stay active and to stay involved in sport.
The Basketball League for 2nd and 3rd class provided some great drama as the final was decided by a last minute ‘Next Score Wins’ basket by Ailish Ryan. The team spirit and skills on display was wonderful and the future looks bright for basketball in the Pres!
The First Class Soccer League was full of fun and laughter. The boys and girls scored some super goals and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
An Orienteering route was set up around our beautiful school grounds this week for the children to enjoy. Each class could complete the route as there was a variety of levels available. Here are some of our Junior Infants taking part.
And breathe! Every now and then you need to just relax and try some Yoga! Nora guided each class through a Yoga session on Thursday and the children (and staff!) just loved the quietness and stillness in the hall.
The Giant’s Gallop on Monday was a real whole school effort as together we ran 436Km to reach the Giant’s Causeway in Co. Antrim!
Active Dance Class was a big hit with the children on Monday.
We were blessed with blue skies and sunshine this week and this photo really captures the joy of Active Week!
Week’s this this don’t just happen – good people make them happen! So thank you to everyone who helped in any way to plan and run Active Week 2022. A sincere thanks to Sadie for all the photos – amazing stuff!

Here’s a collection of photos for the past two days. There are more photos further down in the blog.

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