Nature on your Doorstep
Being active outdoors can help improve our physical and mental health.
Remaining close to home is a great opportunity to #TakeNotice of the small details; the new leaves on trees, flowers, insects and the birds singing.
When walking with your family can you find the following leaves.
Virtual Explore Cavan Challenge
Cavan Sports Partnership is dedicated to keeping the children of Cavan fit & healthy and so we have designed an ‘Explore Cavan Challenge’ so pupils can have fun, run and learn about their county.
Pupils will virtually explore as many of Cavan's towns and hills as they possibly can by accumulating their steps (walking, jogging or running) within the 5k radius and skipping, jumping jacks or mountain climbs to accumulate the metres and reach the top of those hills.
All participating schools will be offered a FREE fun physical activity session in the new school year.
To register your school contact email@example.com
School Hall Athletics focuses on the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing.
A typical session would see a class practice long jump, hurdle jumps, bouncing at speed, relay runs and javelin throwing.
Cavan Sports Partnership will pilot the School Hall Athletics Programme in 2 schools in 2019
National Schools Brochure
Rounders Teacher Training
Rounders Teacher training was provided for teachers in Cavan to help develop this sport in schools in Cavan. Links have been made with local clubs and will kickstart again in September!
If there is a particular sport your school would like to deliver or your teachers wish to complete training on please contact Aine O’Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Originated in the UK and has now been rolled out worldwide and in May of 2017 it came to Cavan.
The Daily Mile is successful because it is simple and free:
It takes place over just 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each day.
Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
It’s fully inclusive; every child succeeds, whatever their circumstances, age or ability.
Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in the school goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes. It is not competitive: most children will average a mile in that time, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. It helps children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment.
Primary schools throughout the Cavan have been participating in the Daily Mile and are proof of the fantastic benefits!
“I, as a teacher really enjoyed participating in the Daily Mile. I looked forward to it each day. It refreshed both the class and myself which improved concentration levels later in the day. The general fitness levels increased noticeably amongst the children also” 3rd/4th class teacher, Scoil Bhride, Killeshandra.
Introduced to primary schools in October 2016 we now have 12 primary schools and over 360 children throughout Cavan who have completed the 6 week ‘Tri-Heroes programme’.
Under the guidance of their very experience coaches’, children get the opportunity to develop their lifelong skills of running, cycling and swimming while combining these to learn the skills of transiting from one to another. A challenging, exciting and fun initiative which has proven to be a huge success and at the end of the programme all schools completed a Duathlon or Triathlon.
All participating schools throughout Cavan were then invited to participate in an end Duathlon event at Killygarry GAA grounds and race against pupils of their own age from all over Cavan. An event we hope to hold annually and can see get even bigger.