Physical Education Programme

Here in Scoil Naomh Bríde Blackwater, we follow the Physical Education Curriculum as per the Department of Education and Skills guidelines. The children participate in P.E. class for a minimum of one hour per week. The children should wear their tracksuit and runners on PE days.

The six strands of the P.E. curriculum are Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Outdoor Adventure Activities, Games and Aquatics. Our excellent facilities include an all-weather pitch, basketball court, tarmacadamed play area and state of the art hall.

We recognise the value that sport and recreation plays in each child’s personal development. We pride ourselves in providing a wide range of sporting activities to all pupils – including Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie, basketball, rounders, athletics and swimming. We continually strive to expand our range of activities to meet the changing needs of our pupils. Teams are entered into various inter-school competitions throughout the school year. A strong link has been fostered between our school and local sporting organisations.

Towards the end of the school year we have a fun “sports-for all” day. All pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth class participate in various activities with a strong emphasis on camaraderie and enjoyment.

All classes completed the gymnastics strand of the Primary School Curriculum between Halloween and Christmas. Staff members attended a gymnastics workshop which was run by the PDST. The resources from this course were given to all staff members. Older pupils including the A.S.F committee members helped teachers to set up any equipment that was need. Have a look at the classes in action.