Active School Week took place in Desmond from the 29th April to 3rd May 2019. The week of activities was organised by the fantastic PE Department, which consists of Ms. Ryan, Ms. Creed, and Ms. Quaid.
It was a hectic week, jam-packed with a range of exciting activities for both students and staff. Some of the activities included zumba, obstacle courses with active kingdom, strength and conditioning sessions, spinning, walking a mile with a smile, teacher versus student volleyball, long puck, soccer tournament, Sound Bath, table tennis and much more.
It was a great week, which highlighted the importance of physical activity for both the body and the mind.
5th Year Students Enjoying Zumba
Deirdre McMahon and Kristina Horan during Active Week
Eoghan Collins steps up in the Penalty Shootout
Students enjoying a gym session in the arena as part of Active Week
Nicholas Pitaru during Active Week
Long Puck Winners Iris Kennelly, Mr Hegarty, Darragh Collins and Josh Daly
Iris Kennelly in action in Long Puck Competition
Liam Cantwell from Limerick Sports Partnership giving a talk to second years about the importance of exercise for our mental wellbeing
Some of the 5th Year boys doing some strength and conditioning in the Arena Gym
Bryan Mortell and Jack Grimes in the Arena Gym
Adam Greaney and Cameron Wright enjoying Wii-Wednesday in Grandin
The Winners of the Soccer Tournament
Ethan Kirwan Star Goalie and Michael O Brien player of the soccer tournament
Ms Audrey Cussen taking on John English in a game of table tennis
No hard feelings for Ms Creed after she was narrowly defeated by Mr Hegarty in the table tennis final
Students engaging in Sound Bath as part of mindfullness during Active Week
Some of our 1st Year students about to ‘walk a mile with a smile’
Alan Wallace and Shane Scanlon on the obstacle course