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Health and Active Week

Health and Active Week


‘Finding the Balance’

Launched on 29th April by Josh Van de Flier and running from 3rd to the 6th of May

What’s on throughout the week?

Tuesday 3rd May:

  • 9:00am: 3rd yr Guided Breathing Workshop with Jessica Sinclair (facilitated by the Irish Dept in their Irish classes)
  • 2pm: 5th years to attend a talk by Olivia Carpenter from Breast Cancer Ireland (during RE period)
  • Breaktimes – active challenges. Basketball Shooting, Soccer Target Shooting, Golf Chipping, Blaze Pods Reaction Time, Skipping
  • Lunchtimes – Rounders Tournament Years 1 & 2

                                   - Volleyball & Spike Ball for other years

Wednesday 4th May:

  • 9:05-10:25: 4th years to have a talk by Stephen Barry on the theme ‘Finding the Balance’
  • 9:30-1:20 Sports Day – Preps, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3


Thursday 6th May:

  • Breaktime and Lunchtime Activities as above
  • Boost Year 5 – 12.00-1.20


Friday 6th May

  • The canteen will serve a variety of healthy dishes submitted by the students.
  • Breaktime and Lunchtime Activities as above
  • Wesley Challenge 4.15 – run/walk 1/3/5 km on the Wesley Campus. Open to Staff and Students



Monday 9th May

2pm: 6th years to attend a Drugs Awareness Talk from the Gardai in the Myles Hall


Podcasts recorded and put together by Lauren Barry for the tutors to play each morning in Tutor Class/Mr Woods/Nigel will play in assembly

Kahoot Quiz –to be emailed to tutors for Friday Tutor Class




The PE Department organised a number of competitive fun events over breaktimes and lunches throughout the week, with all years taking part. There was Rounders for 1st and 2nd years, Volleyball for 3rd and 4th years, and Spike Ball for 5th and 6th years. The competition was fierce, but most importantly it was wonderful to see so many students participating to ‘Give it a Go’. Even Mr Woods and Mr Mackey got involved, and enjoyed some friendly competition in a game of ‘Spike Ball’. The breaktime challenges included basketball shooting, speed gates and a test of reaction using ‘blaze pods’.

Well done to 1A5 and 2A1 who were the overall winners of their respective  Rounders competition.

The winner of the Speed Gate Challenge was Cian Mitchell Doyle with a time of 5.42 seconds over 40 metres.

The winner of the Basketball shooting competition was Ben Stewart.


The week ended in sunshine with a great turn out on Friday afternoon for the ‘Wesley Challenge’ which saw students & teachers enter the traditional ‘Wesley Run’ challenging themselves in the 1, 3 & 5 lap. This was a great opportunity to run, walk or just cheer on their friends.  Congratulations to Tommy Cullen, Phillipa McGlinn & Jamie Byrne who were the winners of each category.

Finally, the week wouldn’t be the same without a staff challenge. This year we ran a Strava Event, which gave the staff 3 categories to enter, the winner was the staff member who accumulated the most kilometres over the week. We must congratulate Ms O’Brien, Mr Delaney & Mr Hosford for winning the Wesley Walking, Cycling & Running Strava Challenge respectively. The staff covered 800km throughout the week, a really great effort



A big thank you to all the teachers and sports staff who gave up their lunch and breaks to help out over the week.


The PE Department

Competition Winners





ASSEMBLIES   following this year’s theme, “GIVE IT A GO”. 

  • Monday 26th                    Preps & Year 1            
  • Tuesday 27th                    Year 2                               
  • Wednesday 28th               Year 3                   
  • Thursday 29th                  Year 4 & 5                         
  • Friday 30th                       Year 6


There are two competitions running at present. Students can submit a either a healthy snack or a healthy lunch via Teams Chat/ Hard Copy to Ms Danielle Downes by Thursday 22nd April 2021. The winning entries will be and served to students and staff during lunch on Friday 30th of April.

Competition details can be found here



  • Blaze Pod
  • Basketball Shooting (30 seconds) for all (basketball courts)
  • Speed Gates



  • Year 1 & 2         Rounders
  • Year 3 & 4         Volleyball                   
  • Year 5 & 6         Spike ball                                                                                                                    

Wesley Run:

  • TYs will complete 5 laps of the Wesley Run on Friday 30th of April to mark the close of Health & Active Week 2021.



  • Monday 26th         Just Dance/Go Noodle
  • Tuesday 27h          Health Eating Recipes
  • Wednesday 28th    Guided Mindfulness
  • Thursday 29th       Benji                                       
  • Friday 30th            Guest Speakers


All activities will be forwarded to tutors.




Friday 30th of April (During Guidance)


Ms Lisa Jacobs (Year 1-Year 4) (30 Minute Zoom Presentation)

Ms Jessica Sinclair (Year 6) (35 Minute Workshop)