Primary Schools 5 Star Programme
A new GAA initiative wants primary school children to develop the Five F’s - Fun, Friendship, Fairness, Freedom and Fitness.
This newly developed national initiative for Primary Schools, ‘the 5 Star Centre’, was unveiled by GAA Director of Games Development and Research, Pat Daly, who highlighted that: “the initiative aims to ensure that every child gets 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week throughout the 26 weeks of the school year”.
The GAA 5 Star Centre will be rolled out across primary schools on a phased basis from September 2018.
Should schools like to participate, Primary School Teachers/Principals can submit an Expression of Interest until the end of July at learning.gaa.ie/5Star or contact their GDA.
There’s great work going on in schools at the moment organised by Cumann na mBunscol.
The Quarter Finals of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Rural Girls competitions are scheduled for next week.
The hurling leagues will also be commencing next week with the finals to be played in June.
Teachers throughout the county are presently putting the boys and girls through their paces in preparation for the football, hurling and camogie skills competitions and the Primary Game trials are also underway.