In our school we place huge emphasis on being outdoors and being active. Children get the benefit of weekly basketball training from a former Irish international basketball player and experienced coach, and each term we have a GAA coach in the school to take classes for a block of time. Swimming lessons are provided to every class from 1st to 6th and our annual sports day is a big event on the school calendar. In June each year the children go on their school tour and this usually encompasses outdoor and adventure activities, in particular for the senior classes. In addition to benefiting our pupils’ health and wellbeing, all of these activities promote team-building, leadership and collaboration – key skills that we aim to develop in all of our pupils.