We are very lucky in Scoil Mhuire N.S. to have positive partnerships with parents, organisations and coaches who give their time to help us learn and develop new skills. We are busy with lots of activities, throughout the year.
This year we were very lucky that Schull Community College teamed up with Schull Mhuire N.S to offer the 5th class children a chance to experience the brilliant sailing facilities the community college has to offer. The children got to experience first hand what it is like to go out sailing. For many children, it was their fist time sailing. It was a great day out and the all the children enjoyed it with many eager to take up the sport itself.
The local coach from the local kickboxing club Ion Kickboxing, comes into the school every Wednesday from 3 to 4. The children are taught some of the basic kickboxing moves.
We are very lucky in Scoil Mhuire N.S. that we receive excellent support from the parents and from the parents association. Various parents are involved in promoting physical activity in the school such as coaching the children in football or teaching them kickboxing after school.
Over the last few years musicians from Ballydehob jazz festival have been coming into the school to give the children a demonstration on jazz music. This year we were very lucky to have some of the musicians and dancers come into the school to teach the children a very popular jazz dance known as swing dancing. The whole school attempted to learn this famous dance and even some of the teachers joined in too! Every body had a great time learning theses moves!
This year we were very lucky this to be invited to Goleen where we joined up with them to participate in an active mental health day. The day comprised of engaging in fun activities including dancing, stick beating and outdoor circuits. The children really enjoyed it and hopefully it will be a partnership that will continue for the foreseeable future.