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Union Hall national school has a diverse Physical Education curriculum.
We found if you offer various options of Physical education, you will find something for everyone.
Physical education provides children with learning opportunities through the medium of movement and contributes to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives.
The content of the physical education curriculum
The curriculum is divided into six strands:
• Athletics • Dance • Gymnastics • Games • Outdoor and adventure activities • Aquatics.
Union Hall national school has a diverse Physical Education curriculum. We found if you offered various options of Physical education, you will find something for everyone.
Every year, we at Union Hall national school, organise trials for Cork City Sports within our school. We complete in the Cork City Sports day which is usually held in June. We also hold our own sports day every June where every child participates, and we include many different types of competitions from the egg and spoon race to relay.
On a fundamental level, gymnastics improves physical health and athletic discipline.
Through consistent practice of the sport, children will build strength, improve flexibility, fine tune coordination, develop discipline and enhance your self-esteem.
Gymnastics is a wonderful way to try something different and we found everyone in Union Hall found something they liked while trying it.
Outdoor and Adventure Activities
The children enjoying trying many different types of outdoor activities, and we encourage this every year especially for the individual classroom school tours. They have tried climbing walls, bouncy castles, Zorbing and outdoor camping in fifth and sixth to mention a few
We attend dance classes in our local Arts centre in Skibbereen, and both boys and girls enjoyed the experience. The children were then able to incorporate some of the moves they learnt, into a dance during our Christmas Play.
Our main aim when it comes to Physical Education, it first and foremost must be enjoyable and part of that is playing games, and incorporating games and p.e. into the other fun things we do like dressing up at halloween.
Every Spring/summer term, the whole school attends swimming lessons in our local swimming pool in Dunmanway town. As the children live close to the sea, these lessons are put to good use in the summer months when the children visit our local beaches and try many different aquatic activities.