Physical Education

We are an active school and we are striving to achieve the Active School Flag.

An Active School is a school  where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all.

Our Active School Slogan is:

'We are fun, we are cool

We are proud to be active in Lios Cearúil'

We are delighted to announce that we have set up our Active School Committee in September 2023.

We decided to elect a boy and girl from each class along with teachers, SNAs, parents and our secretary.  

We also have a community representative.

Active School Committee 2023/24

ZUMBA - (PE Strand:  Dance)

As part of Friendship Week, the Student Council and  the Active School Committee organised for every class to have a session of ZUMBA with fitness instructor Deirdre.  She even did some boxercise.  

All the pupils and staff took part and really enjoyed it.  Thanks to the PA for sponsoring it as you can see from the photos below.

Indoor Camogie Blitz (PE Strand - Games)

Our 3rd & 4th class girls took part in a non-competitive camogie blitz in Carrigoon Mallow.  This was organised by Sciath na Scol.  Many girls who never played before played and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was a great day out.

Indoor Hurling Blitz  

Our 3rd & 4th class boys participated in the Sciath na Scol Non- competitive Indoor Hurling blitz  in Carrigoon, Mallow.  They thoroughly enjoyed the experience.   

Thanks to all the parents that came along to support.

Well done lads!

Active Christmas 2023

We could not go on our Christmas Jumpers, Hats & Headbands Community Walk as planned due to a yellow wind warning so we improvised and walked around our school walkway on the front and back yards.  All classes took part and enjoyed walking and running in the windy conditions.

Christmas Soccer Tournament

Our Christmas Jumpers, Hats and Headbands Walk was followed by a Christmas Soccer Tournament for the senior classes.  All pupils from 3rd - 6th were divided into eight teams.

Mrs O'Riordan(5th class teacher) and Miss Griffin(6th class teacher) organised and ran the Christmas Soccer Tournament.  Colin O'Brien refereed all the games including the final which went to penalties.  The Blue team played the orange team in the final and the blue team won.  Well done to everyone involved.  It was great fun.

Everyone got plenty of exercise and fresh air.

Click on the photo carousels to see more pictures.

Christmas Disco

Some girls bopping at the Christmas  disco

I love the Christmas hat!

Dancing the day away

Plenty of groovy moves on display at our Christmas disco along with a few snowball fights.  Even some favourite dolls danced along

Active Break Challenge

Getting active with Go Noodle

Olympic Active Break Challenge

Getting Active while enjoying the Olympic Movement Breaks

Click on the photo here to see more of our pupils dancing and exercising during their Active Break Challenge.

Go Miss O'Riordan!

Love the Moves!

Super workout!

Hands Up!

Playground Leaders

We were delighted today when our Playground Leader vests arrived.

Our Playground Leaders were busy sorting an obstacle course for infants.

They were delighted to help the younger children and very proud to wear their new vests

Some of our Playground leaders bring the boombox out to the yard and lead a dance class at lunch time on Tuesdays and Fridays.  This is a big hit with pupils and staff.  When asked, the children said they love it.  Well done to our Playground Dance Leaders.  They are doing a great job and are fantastic role models for the younger children.

Trip to the local Handball Alley (PE Strand: Games)

in partnership with Liscarroll Handball Club.

The Active school committee enjoyed a trip to the local handball alley and had a handball taster lesson from past pupil and local handball champion, Colin Healy.  All the boys and girls got to give handball a go and enjoyed their trip.  A big 'Thank you' to Colin for giving up his time.  The committee agreed that we should roll handball out to all classes in the school.  

Active Halloween   (PE strands: Outdoor & Adventure and Dance)

We had a very active Halloween in Liscarroll NS this year.

The following activites were organised by the ASF committee

Click on the photo carousel to see lots of photos of us being active during Halloween.

Click on photo to see more

(PE Strand: Outdoor & Adventure)

Cork Schools

Autumn Walking Challenge

          in conjunction with                

Cork Sports Partnership

All classes took part for the month of October and enjoyed it thoroughly.  We finished it off with a Witches & Wizard walk around our community on the day of the Halloween holidays.

Over the 4 weeks we walked a staggering total of 2926.1km collectively.  This was a great achievement and we are very proud of our effort.  

See photos of us walking in the Active Halloween section above.

Sciath na Scol Girls Football Final

Well done to our girls who played Ballygiblin NS in the girls football Sciath na Scol final in Carrigoon, Mallow on November 9th.  The girls played their hearts out on the day but unfortunately were runners up. Their families and all the school community are very proud of this talented bunch of girls.

Hurling Blitz in CBS Charleville (PE Strand: Games)

Well done to our lads who were runners up in the Plate competition in this hurling tournament.  They played their hearts out in all their games.

A big 'Thank You' to CBS Charleville for organising such a wonderful competition for the lads.  They had a great day.

The team

The team & their loyal supporters

The lads in action

Active Learning

First class engaged in some active learning during science class.

They used the Tug of War rope to investigate 'Pushing & Pulling.

They had great fun in the process.

Their teacher, Mrs O'Connor got in on the action and was seen taking sides!

Ms Ducey's class were also very busy engaging in active learning during their nature hunt in the garden next door.  The children collected many different types of leaves for their art class.

They even found a giant mushroom.

They had lots of fun.

Pupils actively learning during STEM hour.  They are taking part in a Maths Trail

Active School Notice Board

Our Active School Noticeboard is inside the front door.  

We love to display and celebrate all the activities we engage in at school.

We also have our Active School slogan on it

'We are fun, we are cool, we are proud to be active in Lios Cearúill.

Orienteering (PE strand:  Outdoor & Adventure)

For the school year 2023/2024, we will concentrate on improving our delivery of the Outdoor & Adventure PE strand.  We organised for 3rd & 4th classes to go orienteering to Doneraile park in September.  They had a great time following maps, running to designated locations and finding markers.  Thanks to Cork Sports Partnership for organising this event.  

Have a look through some more photos here.

Active School Lunchtime Breaks 

(PE Strands: Outdoor & Adventure and Games)

Click on the large photo carousel to see more pictures of our pupils getting up and active.

Our Active School Committee decided that we should have organised 

Active Breaktime Activities on the yard at lunchtime, one day a week (Wednesdays)  to start off with.  They will monitor how that goes and increase it if that is what pupils want.

If it is popular, we will increase this to two days a week to Mondays & Wednesdays.

The pupil Active School Committee members will be yard leaders at first. 

Pupils will be allowed to take equipment from the PE store on the other days for breaktimes.

A big 'Thank You' to the Parents Association for funding our new PE equipment.

  Football Blitz (PE Strand: Games)

We had a great day recently at the 

5th & 6th class 

Sciath na Scol Boys & Girls Football Blitz in Mallow.

Everyone was involved in either playing refereeing or helping out on the day.