The children have been having great fun developing their basketball skills. The new playground markings and equipment have been a great success. All the basketball terminology “travelling” “double dribble” “leg ball” “three pointer” etc could be heard our playground. It’s really wonderful to watch the children’s skill levels develop.
At Togher N.S, we aim to teach our pupils to move well, so that they will move often. Through focusing on the development of fundamental movement skills we can create an environment in which pupils can flourish physically.
The fundamental movement skills are the basic building blocks of movement and a core element of physical literacy, because enhanced movement competence enables pupils to participate in a wide range of physical activities.
The fundamental movement skills are divided into the following three categories: Locomotor skills – walking, running, hopping etc. Stability skills – balancing and landing. Manipulative skills – catching, throwing, kicking etc.
Physical Literacy gives pupils the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. The physically literate child can be described as having the motivation, confidence, movement competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take part in physical activity throughout their personal lifelong journey.
We were delighted to have a zoom meeting with Rob Heffernan today. He certainly inspired 5th and 6th class to participate in the Youth Half Marathon with Cork Sports Partnership & Cork City Council starting the 31st of May.
He spoke of the importance of exercise and keeping active. He showed us his Olympic medal and his European Championship medal. He gave us some great tips for the future.
We will participate in the Half Marathon: 21k is roughly 3k a Day!
This term we are participating in the Daily Mile. The Daily Mile is a social activity wherein children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day during school hours with their classmates. Everyone has fun taking part – it is not P.E. nor is it competitive – while building relationships, confidence and resilience.