We decided to prioritise the gymnastics strand as an area for improvement. We set aside the month of January as a staff where each class would receive 4 weeks of the Gymnastics strand. Each teacher received a copy of the PSSI lesson plans for planning. Ms Walsh who is experienced in gymnastics provided a tutorial to the whole staff during a Croke Park hour and went through some basic shapes, balance, rolls and creative sequencing as the IPPEA guidelines set out. She helped with our PE Audit of gymnastic equipment, we were satisfied with the equipment already in the school.
Our activity bundle as agreed by the board of management has a strong focus on gymnastics. All classes will receive Yoga in term 2 for 6 weeks by a parent/yoga instructor. Kilbarry gymnastics instructor Tanya will take all classes for 6 weeks in term 3 also. See Photos