The PE programme in Ballyhass NS incorporates six strands – Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, Aquatics and Outdoor and Adventure activities.There is a balanced approach to the teaching of all six strands. Each strand is covered every year and all children have access to all six strands. Each class is timetabled for an hour of PE each week either in the Hall or outside.
This year we are putting a special focus on the strand Outdoor and Adventure activities. Ms. Cremin is also completing a ‘Ready to Go Orienteering Course’ with Cork Sports Partnerships. When the course is finished we will get lots of new Orienteering Equipment for our school. We are very lucky to have Ballyhass Lakes and Activity Centre next to our school. We enjoyed a 5km walk around the lakes with the whole school and parents in March. 3rd to 6th class are also looking forward to visiting the centre in June to complete lots of outdoor and adventure activities and water-based activities.
This strand includes the following:
Walking, cycling and camping activities
Understanding and appreciation of outdoor and adventure activities
In the first term all classes worked on the Aquatics strand in Mallow Swimming Pool. We are very lucky to have Patsy coming to our school from January to June to help us to focus on Gymnastics, Dance and Athletics.