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This Friday, 10th of November is the first day of our new walk to school campaign;
'Feet on Friday!'

The committee are encouraging all pupils to walk to school on Fridays.
The class with the highest percentage of walkers on Friday mornings will receive a reward.
If you are being driven to school, why not get dropped off at the community centre and walk from there, that way you can be included as a 'walker'.
Don't worry, pupils who travel to school on the bus won't affect their class score.

Let's put in a big effort and be sure to keep safe, walking on the footpaths and crossing only at traffic lights and with our Lollipop Lady.

'Keep Active, Keep Fit, Your Body Needs It!'

Active Schools Committee.


Greetings from the Active Schools Committee! Looking to get walking, jogging or running?
There are plenty of activities going on around Sallins in the coming weeks.

Every Saturday there is a Free 5km timed walk/jog/run at Naas Racecourse.
The Naas Park Run is a great way to keep active.
For more information and registration check out the website;

Another local event coming up this month is the 23rd Kildare (Sallins) Scout Group, Sallins Community 10km and 5km Fun Run Fundraiser.
This fun run takes place on Saturday 22nd October; and starts at 11 a.m. from SuperValu, Sallins.
A great way to get active and support your community.
For more information and registration, check out the website;




We are delighted to have Hilary Dowling visit the school throughout this month, October 2017.
Hilary will be visiting the pupils from 2nd to 6th class to share some important information and great tips on nutrition and healthy eating.
It's great to start our school year on a healthy and active note!
Check out the school blog for more updates.


Active Schools Committee.

Active School News
This year’s Active School Committee is:-
Sophie, David, Alex, David, Joey, Ciara, Molly & Charlie
and Evan, Annalee, Harry & Laura.

The Active School Committee has been busy thinking of yard games that everyone can play at break time.
Here are some of the yard games that we would like everyone to try at break time:

  • Chasing games like ‘Build Up’, ‘Stuck in the Mud’, ‘What Time is it Mr. Wolf?’, ‘Crocodile’ and ‘Octopus’.

  • Circle games: ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’ and ‘Wink’.

Here is a link to give everyone some more ideas of yard games!

'Get Active, Get Fit, Your Body Needs It!'

Walk to School Day
We are starting up our walk on Wednesday campaign on 8th March.
Everyone is encouraged to walk to school every Wednesday.
This will reduce traffic and everyone gets a chance to exercise and get fitter.
Class teachers will count how many people walk,
and the class with the highest number of walkers will get a prize of extra yard time!
Get Active Get Fit Your Body Needs It!!
written by
Molly & Charlie Room 28


The Active School Committee had their first meeting on Friday 3rd February. Staff and pupils came together to plan how we can keep our school active and retain our Active School flag this year.
Active School Committee members David and Sophie from Mr. Kennedy’s 6th class reported what has been planned so far.
This year the Active School Committee is planning another fun and exciting Active School project. We are trying to keep our school’s flag and to keep our school fit.
On Friday February 10th at 10.00 am the whole school will be taking part in Operation Transformation’s '10 @ 10’. There will be various fitness activities taking place around the school at this time: such as basketball drills, penalty shootouts, skipping and more. Classes will be getting active in their classrooms too with dancing and exercise videos. Here is a link to the Operation Transformation exercise video:

The school will be starting the Walk on Wednesdays (W.O.W) after the midterm break. There will be a great prize for the class who walks the most Wednesdays. The prize will be announced very shortly!

‘Get Active, Get Fit, Your Body Needs It!'

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