Healthy Heroes

We were all delighted here at Togher N.S. to be chosen as the Healthy Heroes school of the month for April.  Healthy Heroes is one of Ireland’s leading primary school nutrition programmes. Health Heroes Lunch Club helps to foster a sense of teamwork and communication skills, to encourage children to choose healthy lunch options, to educate them about nutrition and to boost their activity levels during the school day, all whilst having lots of fun. Togher N.S. is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all. The school has Active School Flag status and participates in The Food Dudes healthy eating programme, developed to encourage children to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

Sciath na Scol is back!

We were delighted to learn that the Sciath na Scol GAA competition is returning this year. The weather has been lovely so it was straight down to the Sports Field to get some practice in. We often practice in the school yard but there’s nothing like playing on the full pitch to develop movement and positioning skills.

Yoga

The children are delighted to participate in Yoga classes again this year. Yoga is considered to be a low-impact activity that can increase general health and stamina, promote relaxation, reducing stress and improve strength and balance to all parts of the body.

 

Active Walkway

The children in the Senior Room have been learning about the ancient Greek city/states of Athens and Sparta. We have set Athens in Greece as the destination for our Active Walkway – a mere 3607 km. away. The children covered 48 km. today on the walkway but as they say “it’s a marathon not a sprint”

Food Dudes

This week all the children have enjoyed an extra daily portion of fruit and vegetables  and learned about healthy eating as part of the Food Dude programme. The Food Dudes programme is designed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. Learn more about Food Dudes here.