During the day we Drop Everything and Dance (D.E.A.D) in our classrooms. This helps the children to concentrate and learn better. We use Just Dance, 10@10 and GoNoodle videos. We also use these videos in the case of wet days when the children don’t get to go out on the yard for their break times.
Children in Croom National School have two playground breaks everyday. Our playground is zoned into four yards, Juniors and Seniors yard, 1st and 2nd yard, 3rd and 4th yard and 5th and 6th yard. All children are encouraged to run and play freely on their yards during their break times. We encourage ‘Do Your Talking as You’re Walking’ during break and lunch.
We have delegated Playground Leaders from all classes to lead active lunch breaks on Fridays. The playground leaders have an active playground box with lots of games to choose from and they use P.E equipment such as hoops, cones, balls and beanbags on the yard. Hopefully the fine weather will continue and we will use the grass for more active lunch breaks. To learn more about our P.E. equipment, please see Active Schools.
The Active School Committee have launched its ‘Run Around Europe Challenge’. Each class has a different place to run to and each class has its own chart to mark their progress with their Sonic superhero character. Members of the AS committee check the classes progress every so often and mark it on the main chart on our ASF noticeboard. Keep up the good work everyone.
We decided to set up an ‘Active Person of the Week’ award to encourage everyone to keep active. One child is picked from either corridor for the award. The successful candidates from each corridor receive their own certificate at the end of the week. Teachers are not watching for someone who plays lots of sports but for someone who is working hard, having fun being active and inspiring others to be active.