Our School Partnerships
Our school took part in the search for ‘Ireland’s Fittest School’ with Fyffes Fit Squad. Our school had to try and earn banana points in a bid to win different prizes, all the while getting fit and having lots of fun!
To earn banana points, the different classes had to take part in a range of exercises throughout the week, take part in monthly challenges, and gain nutritional and wellness tips from the Fyffes website.
The ladies from 4th to 6th class took part in our very own 5-a-side competition in partnership with the FAI. Scoil Ciaran generously allowed us to compete on their astro turf, where the girls played on mixed age levelled teams.
FAI provided a guide to running the 5-a-side competition within our School. The guide included competition rules and formats, along with other fun activities! Once we started our competition and figured out which pupils were playing, we let the FAI know on their feedback form. This was a digital form that was sent to all registered Schools. We were then automatically entered into a draw to win the opportunity for up to 8 players from our School to play as a team at Aviva Stadium!
Girls from 5th and 6th class took part in this initiative which spanned across 8 weeks. This challenge saw the girls running a different distance each week. At the end of the 8 weeks the girls would be able to complete their own marathon!
The Marathon Kids initiative included weekly exercises and warm ups which the girls would take part in prior to their running session. It also explored aspects of physical health to educate the girls on the benefits of physical activity!
The girls all received medals upon completion of the marathon.
Our school is involved with the Cuman na mBunscoil and the Fingal Leagues
We have a GPO (Gaelic Games Promotion Officer) who comes in once a week to help develop a love of the game and GAA skills. Aidan O’ Toole promotes GAA skills on Tuesdays.
Amy O Driscoll and Caoimhin Carney coach the GAA team.
The girls from 3rd to 6th class all took part in a cross country event. This event saw schools from across Dublin come together to compete on an 800m track. There were separate events for girls and boys and they all ran within their class level!
Our girls made a great effort with some of them even receiving medals for how they placed in the races!
Our Lady of Consolation has partnered with Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing throughout the year. This gave rise to a multitude of opportunities for our school to get active! This partnership saw an after school club starting in the school for games and activities and also brought in a 6 week athletics programme.
As well as the above, Dublin City Sports and Wellbeing invited our school to take part in GAGA and cycling workshops:
The 6th class girls attended an outdoors mini sports morning in the Clontarf pitches on Wednesday the 24th November. It took place from 10am-12.30pm. The girls received a taster of 4-5 different sports, including tag rugby, soccer, athletics and frisbee! Four classes of 6th class girls were invited from different girls schools. The girls had a ball and even received a branded hat and bag at the end!
To celebrate Bike Week, we had a fantastic day attending the bike skills and safety workshop in Clontarf. We learned lots of new information about cycling safely particularly in busy settings. We are so excited to implement all of the new skills we learned while cycling around our local areas. As you can see we had a ball!