Mary Queen of Peace Primary School, Glenravel
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Keeping Active During School Closure

26th April 2020


Keeping Active

Dear parents,

I have put together a range of resources and activities to ensure that your children are doing enough physical activity each week. Helping your child to stay active, helps to create a positive, healthy mind.

Children and young people need to complete 2 types of physical activity each week:

  • aerobic exercise and
  • exercises to strengthen their muscles and bones

Children and young people aged 5 to 18 should:

  • aim for an average of 60 minutes moderate intensity physical activity everyday
  • take part in a variety of types and intensities of physical activity during the week to develop movement skills, muscles and bones
  • reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity
  • aim to spread activities throughout the day. All activities should make you breathe faster and feel warmer.

In school the children enjoyed taking part in our ‘Daily Mile’ challenge and they should continue to try and do this at home as part of keeping active.

To begin the new term, I have included:

  • Gaelic Football Drills, in association with Con Magee's GAC - Page 1 for 5-10 year olds, Page 2 for 11 year olds.
  • Exercise List the children can complete daily.
  • Remember - don't forget the Daily Mile!

Look out for camogie drills which will be posted on the website in two weeks' time.

Have fun and enjoy.

P. McKenna

(PE Co-ordinator)

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