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Saint Helens Jr School, Limetree Ave, Robswalls, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

Physical Activity

Senior infants active break!
Senior infants active break!
Senior Infants active break!
Senior Infants active break!
Senior Infants active break!
Senior Infants active break!

Physical Activity

Here in St. Helen’s JNS we are very fortunate to have two yards. Children from the Cabhair Centre are joined by children in Junior and Senior Infants to play, run, skip, jump around the junior yard. First and Second class children do the same in the senior yard. 


Playground Equipment

Our Active Flag team of teachers created an active yard space in the junior and senior yard where classes can use playground equipment such as bean bags, hula hoops and skipping ropes if they wish. Our playground leaders from 2nd class work hard each day to bring out the equipment, set it up, ensure that the equipment is being used correctly and that it is cleaned up and organised to use for the next yard.  

Music On Yard

Our school has introduced music on both of our yards every Friday. All children and staff absolutely love the music and it boosts everyone’s Friday spirits even more! It’s great to see the singing and dancing skills from everyone in the school community. Please see the link below to have a look at the junior yard showing off their moves!! 

Junior yard dance skills!

Playground Leaders

The playground leaders have been doing an amazing job setting up and looking after the active yard equipment. One class from second class is chosen each month to be the class of playground leaders. The class teacher picks a few children each day to have a turn. The children love wearing the Active School wear so that everyone knows that they are the ones in charge of organising the play equipment.


12 Days of Fitness

Before the Christmas holidays, our school completed the 12 Days of Fitness challenge. After yard, all children followed Mr Shevlin, Mr Jennings, Ms Rooney and Ms Walsh as they completed 12 different moves to the song “12 Days of Fitness”. It went down a treat with all children and staff and it put us all in the Christmas spirit. 

Junior Yard 12 Days of Fitness

Senior Yard 12 Days of Fitness

Active Break Challenge

We are off to a great start for our Active Break Challenge. Every class is committing to a movement break every day which started on the 30th of February. This challenge will continue for 4 weeks. The Active flag committee makes sure to tick the box to show that their class have completed a daily movement break. Active breaks help us to stay healthy, concentrate & focus and have fun!


Ms Walsh’s class active break
Junior Infants active yard
12 Days of Fitness!! 🎅