Recently our pupils started Yoga classes with our Yoga instructor Tara.
It is a great opportunity for all children to explore yoga poses and their benefits.
In the current situation it is important to show children how to reduce stress or anxiety or how to relax and connect with nature.
7 Benefits of Yoga for Young Children:
Yoga helps children manage their anxiety.
Yoga improves children’s emotional regulation.
Yoga boosts children’s self-esteem.
Yoga increases children’s body awareness and mindfulness.
Yoga enhances children’s concentration and memory.
Yoga develops children’s strength and flexibility.
Tara also gives private classes to all age groups including adults.
If you will need more information, please contact Tara directly by email: [email protected] or 0894593987.
There is also a video message from Public Health Consultant Dr Abigail Collins available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a0bff-reopening-our-primary-and-special-schools/#public-health-guidance-for-schools , in which she outlines how to ensure the safe return of special schools and classes.
The below two documents from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) feature the latest public health advice and might also be useful to parents at this time:
Meet Athea’s newest Superheroes from Athea GAA. They need your help, they are looking for names. There will be a prize for the chosen names so send in your suggestions to @AtheaGAA by Facebook, twitter or Instagram. Ath an tsleibhe Abu. 👏
We had a school colouring competition to celebrate Limerick being in the hurling final on Sunday. Thanks to Athea Gaa for giving us the prizes. Some wonderful art wad created and it was very hard to judge. A winner was picked from each class. Thank you to all who participated in our competition. Luimneach Abú.
As you know Athea N.S. is taking part in the Green-Schools Programme and are now working on the Travel theme. As part of ”Clean Air” Week next week we have launched a ”No Idling” campaign outside the school gates. All vehicle owners are asked to turn their engines off whilst they wait to help improve air quality, reduce emissions and create a healthier environment around our school gates. Thank you for your support.