Junior Park Runs are available in 7 locations, with many more at development stage. They offer a 2km non-competitive running opportunity for children aged 4-14 years old every Sunday morning. A great place for children to meet their friends for a FUN run.
Tralee Junior Park Run is held every Sunday morning in Tralee Town Park (The Green).
We recently welcomed Martina and Caroline from Tralee Junior Park Run to our school to promote this fun, free activity. The timing of this visit was ideal as we had just launched our "Walk-a-Marathon" and many pupils within the school are now taking part on a Sunday morning to reach their target of 42 kilometers in 42 days.
Operation Transformation 10@10
On the 10th of February at 10am for 10 minutes thousands of Irish schools took part in the 10@10, Ireland's biggest exercise party. It was a brilliant way to cheer up a very cold February morning! The OT Classroom Work Out videos are a great resource to have for the months ahead with the added advantage that there are both Irish and English versions. Great to use on the days when children are unable to get outdoors to play.
Listellick welcomed Padraig O'Mahoney, former student and fitness professional, to the school and he led the classes in an energetic Zumba workout. Each group danced for 10 minutes and enjoyed every minute of it! See the YouTube video below. Please also see the attached link to view the feature in www.traleetoday.ie
Active School Flag
This year on Operation Transformation they have teamed up with Active School Flag, to promote physical activity in primary schools.
Schools wishing to achieve an Active Flag begin the process by self-evaluating across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar.
Any primary school that completes the Operation Transformation 10@10 on Friday that is in the process of applying for their active flag can use the fact they have completed the 10@10 as a tick towards gaining that very special blue active flag, which can fly proudly outside in the school yard.
Our weekly football training takes place in Na Gaeil GAA grounds. Thank you to all at Na Gaeil for facilitating this and welcoming us each year. Kerry County Board Coach, Micheál Quirke, trains pupils from 2nd to 6th in football skills.
Our weekly hurling training takes place in the school. Kerry County Board Coach, David O'Dea, trains pupils from 1st to 6th in hurling skills. An annual schools blitz is held in Sept/Oct each year.
Rugby practice and games
Tralee Rugby Club host an annual Tag Rugby Blitz for boys and girls of local national schools. Sean Brosnan, Munster Rugby Schools Coordinator, trains our pupils from 2nd to 6th during the course of the school year in the school which culminates in the Tag Rugby Blitz. He also holds an annual "Give it a Try" day in Tralee Rugby Club which is open to all primary aged children to sample rugby and visit the club.