At St. Brendan’s, we aim to be a Health Promoting School. In 2015 we attained that status having worked closely with the HSE on different initiatives throughout the school. We will continue to organise different events and initiatives to ensure that everyone in the school has the best chance of leading healthy lives
The Blog below will keep you up to date on all our efforts!!
This week was Active School week. We did different activities every day. Every morning we walked to school from the Cathedral and Baunóg. Sometimes we had as many as 90 boys walking together to school.
In February we went swimming. There was three levels beginners middle and advanced .You started in beginners and worked to the top. The deeper side was for stronger swimmers and the shallow end for weaker swimmers .You had to work on breathing,strokes,and lifeguard duty. We left at 11 o’clock and came back 1:30.
On the 15th of March 5th and 6th class went to the rugby blitz. We were separated up into 7 teams of ten. We played against our own teams and Leitrim. When we were togged out we were given crisps, water and apples. Nicole from Loughrea Rugby Club was training us for the last 6 weeks getting ready for the blitz. We had lots of fun.
The school entered the FAI 5 aside school’s soccer blitzes this year. The teams were picked from 5th and 6th classes. We started off with about 50 players and then narrowed it down to 30 and then to 24. The 24 were the school teams of A, B and C. After a week of training we went to the blitz. We went to Salthill, Devon soccer grounds and there we played our matches. Each team played four matches except the A team who played six. The C team lost all their matches the B team won one drew one and lost two and the A team won four and lost two. Our A team got to the final but unfortunately lost. We had a great day out and sang lots of songs on the way home!