Operation Transformation 2019

We have been inspired by the popular T.V. programme to improve healthy eating habits and to increase activity levels in our school. We are doing some extra physical activity on top of P.E. class. Activities include aerobics, walking and jogging. We hope that parents will support this programme at home and help the children to reach the recommended 60 minutes a day of exercise.

Aerobics

3rd and 4th classes do aerobics for 15 minutes after assembly on Thursdays and 5th and 6th classes after assembly on Fridays. Each class gets one opportunity to lead the other classes.

1km Fun Walk/ Jog

Each class does 15 minutes of walking/ jogging each week to build fitness and stamina. To celebrate our increased fitness levels, we will finish our 8 week programme with a 1km fun walk/ run on Friday 8th of March. The focus will be on participating and completing the 1km distance. The children can walk or jog or do a mixture of both.

Holy Spirit Healthy Tips

The following 6 healthy tips are repeated in school throughout our initiative.

1.            Reduce treats

2.            Replace sugary drinks

3.            Make being active fun

4.            Less screen- time

5.            Reduce portion size

6.            More sleep

Websites

www.rte.ie/ot includes food plans, healthy recipes and local events.

The website www.safefood.eu also has healthy recipes and tips on food, diet and health.

Check out www.parkrun.ie for information on free timed park runs that take place across Dublin every Saturday morning. The nearest one to the school is in Tymon Park.

We hope that you will enjoy becoming more active at home too.

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