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Killeigh NS has decided to pursue our first Active schools flag. A committee has been formed and a plan devised. Stay tuned here for the latest updates.

Run Around Ireland Challenge

posted Mar 29, 2021, 11:28 AM by Owen Breslin

We are delighted to announce that our school will be taking part in the Active Schools Run Around Ireland challenge. This 4-week challenge encourages schools to build a running break into every day. It’s an excellent way for children to learn about some of Ireland’s most famous landmarks and ideal for bringing learning outdoors. 
Each class will run laps of either our school grounds or across the road in Killeigh walking track. The total laps completed by each pupil are added together to give a total for each class. For our younger classes 1 lap = 1 km. Our senior classes are trying to run 1km = 1km. After calculating our total distance we see how far we got to in Ireland.  

Finally, we wish to thank the committee of the walking track for kindly letting us use the walking track. This is another incredible facility in our locality and we congratulate the committee on their hard work making this wonderful facility available for the people of Killeigh.

This is the results of week 1 for each class. Well done boys and girls.



Koaching the kids week 3

posted Jan 31, 2021, 9:37 AM by Owen Breslin

Its week 3 of Koaching  the Kids and Michael and Liam are back with more tips and activities.

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

Koaching the Kids Week 2

posted Jan 25, 2021, 5:53 AM by Owen Breslin

Hi all, 

Thanks to Liam and Michael, here are the this weeks videos for Koaching the Kids.

Koaching the Kids - Football

Koaching the Kids - Hurling video

Offaly GAA Koaching the Kids videos Week 1

posted Jan 20, 2021, 3:07 AM by Owen Breslin

Hi boys and girls. We know that as well as missing school at the moment, many of you are missing your favourite games as well. 
The good news is that Offaly GAA coaching and games are releasing  training videos every week to keep you going. Tune in every week and practise your skills to be in tip top condition for whenever we get t0 return to the training pitches with our friends.
Thanks To Michael and Liam from Offaly Coaching and Games for putting these together.

Hurling Skills
This weeks hurling skills videos includes
    • Fun warm up games including bear walks, crab walks, squat walk etc
    • throwing games " Fill the basket" games
    • loads of hurling skills games that will include shooting, scooping etc

    Koaching the Kids Hurling

    Football Skills
    This weeks football skills videos includes
    • handpass
    • catch
    • crabwalk
    • balancing exercises
    • jumping jacks
    • football skills

    Koaching the Kids Football

    Active Home Week - Thursday Pupil video

    posted May 10, 2020, 4:08 AM by Owen Breslin


    Active home Week Friday

    posted May 7, 2020, 3:52 PM by Owen Breslin

                         ‘Fun Friday’.          

    Well Boys and Girls, I am actually blown away by all your photos and video clips, knew you were a happy active bunch but this is a credit to you all. We have had a huge amount of you uploading pictures and videos of yourselves being active. We may even end up with a few videos so keep them coming.


    So tomorrow is about having fun and wrapping up a great week. You know how we love a chance to dance in Killeigh NS, well…… all I’ll say is hit play on the videos below!


    These teachers challenge you kids to dance, you can dance to Blinding Lights or you can choose your own song /dance. We want to see you. We all want to see each other.

    This is a special shout out to the 6th class boys and girls. You guys and Ms. Screeney are always there to support whatever initiative we run in school so I can’t wait to see you lot take part in this challenge with the enthusiasm you’ve always shown. It will be a lovely keepsake for you from this surreal time, so get bopping!


    Best of luck – don’t forget to share!

    Enjoy your Weekend. Keep dancing. Keep moving. Keep active!

    - Ms Moriarty

    “Let’s get Active, It’s more Attractive’.

    Active Home Week Pupil videos Tuesday and Wednesday

    posted May 7, 2020, 2:35 PM by Owen Breslin

    There has been a fantastic response to our Active Home Week and many of you have been sending in your videos. We have received so many of them that we have compiled them by day. Today we have the Tuesday and Wednesday's videos ready. Well done to all of the boys and girls for getting so involved.

    Active Tuesday


    Active Home Week Thursday

    posted May 6, 2020, 4:24 PM by Owen Breslin

    Tell it Spell it Thursday’.

    Hi Everyone, Big thanks to those of you sending in photos and videos of yourselves keeping busy and doing lots of active stuff this week. We are loving them and will be putting together a nice collage at the end of this all so keep them coming.

    How did you all get on with the Reaction Time Challenge? My number was 33 and I think I pulled a muscle….whoops!

    Our challenge today is ‘Spell your Name PE’. You will see the document below. It shows the alphabet a-z but beside each letter is an exercise. If you have a short or easy name then you can add your surname. By the way….the letter J is a killer…be warned those of you with J in your name.

    Here is a photo of a Scavenger Hunt that we did, all items from the back garden. From 10 down to 1….. why not give it a go! Or make your very own obstacle course with whatever you find at home/ in the garden and send us you’re a photo of your one.

    Best of luck – don’t forget to snap and share!

    Don’t forget Joe Wicks extremely energetic session every morning at 9am live or catch him later in the day either at PE with Joe.

    Enjoy your Thursday!

    Active Home Week Wed extra

    posted May 6, 2020, 5:47 AM by Owen Breslin

    Hi everyone!. Well done to everyone for taking on our Active Home challenges. We have loved seeing your pictures and videos, keep them coming. Here is an extra set of challenges for anyone that can't wait for tomorrows challenge.

    Active Home Week Wed

    posted May 5, 2020, 3:20 PM by Owen Breslin


    'Work it out Wednesday’.

    Boys and Girls today we are testing your reaction times. Place 4 items around you, make a square shape. Someone in the room sets a 60 second timer and calls an item. The idea is that you have to touch it as fast as you can. You must touch as many as you can in the 60 seconds. Post your number on Seesaw. I will be posting mine later – just have to do my stretches first.

    You can make it harder by including more items and widen the space if you have it. Let us know how you did it.

    Best of luck – don’t forget to snap and share!

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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