Physical Activity

All pupils receive two outdoor physical breaks per day in St. Louis Senior Primary School.

Our school promotes the full range of fundamental skills during break times. This includes running, throwing, catching, kicking and jumping

‘Do Your Talking As You’re Walking’

We encourage all pupils to ‘Do Your Talking While You’re Walking’ during break times.

Playground leaders 

We have playground leaders in St. Louis SPS. There is one playground leader per class and they are all members of the Active Schools Committee.

The playground leaders are in charge of  distributing and collecting playground equipment.

The playground leaders ensure that pupils are keeping active during yard times.

Active Lines

The playground leaders also lead the Active Lines in the yard at break times.

They lead the rest of the pupils in daily activities after yard time.

Equipment managers

In St. Louis we have equipment managers who look after the hoola hoops and skipping ropes that we get to use during yard time.

Active School Walkway

We transformed our active school walkway into an orienteering trail for the pupils. They must work to find clues throughout both yards to fill in their sheets.

Active breaks in the classroom

Classes in St. Louis use active breaks in the classroom. These activities are proven to increase productivity and concentration in the classroom.

Physical activity breaks are also used during rainy days when the pupils may not get to go to the yard.

Physical activity events throughout the school year

Hallowe’en sponsored walk

The Parent’s Association organised a dress up Hallowe’en sponsored walk for both schools. It was great to see all the pupils and parents dressed up and having fun.

Take on the teachers!

There was so much excitement in the school for the annual Take On The Teacher Challenge. On this day the pupils and teachers go head to head in lots of different active challenges.

We competed in basketball, soccer, strength tests, skipping, accuracy throwing tasks, hoola hooping, bowling, sprints and dodgeball.

We kept a tally of all of the points scored.

It was a super day! Well done everyone!

Santa Dash

Before the Christmas break, all of the pupils in the school wore their festive clothing and accessories and took part in the Santa Dash.

We ran together, we danced together – we were very active before the Christmas holidays.

Happy Heart Day!

To celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in St. Louis we did a Happy Heart Workout. All of the pupils in the school took part in a high intensity workout to get our hearts pumping. Our hearts are very healthy!

It was great fun.

Céilí mór

To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge all of the pupils and teachers took part in a Céilí mór.

It was great fun to dance together.

Leprechaun Laps

To celebrate St. Partick’s Day we all wore green and ran together in the yard. It was a great way to keep fit and stay active.

The Easter Hop

Just before the Easter holidays all of our pupils took part in the Easter Hop. There were lots of different jumps that had to be completed and we became fitter and stronger while doing our activities!