Term 2 of our Extra Curricular Activities Programme will begin on Monday 24th April (the day the school reopens after our Easter holidays) and will run until Thursday 22rd June. All our existing classes will continue for term 2. We are also delighted to confirm that we have added Yoga to the timetable for the new term.

Extra-Curricular Activity Class Information – Please find below a full list of classes, including days, times and fees. As this term will continue right up to 22rd June we would ask that you ensure the children have extra water and sunscreen/sun hats for outdoor activities when the weather is good. We would like to advise parents/guardians that places in our extracurricular activities programme are only available to children who are pupils of Wicklow Educate Together NS. If you have any questions, please contact me lisa.jervis@wicklowetns.com

Anyone 4 Science   1.30 – 2.20 AND 2.30 -3.30  www.anyone4science.com

Anyone 4 Science is an educational organisation providing hands-on science and engineering activities for primary school children. They take science subjects normally taught at third level and present them at primary school level through age appropriate experiments. Fee €49.00 for a 7 week term (Monday)

Soccer – Joe Kirwin   2.30 – 3.30 ONLY 2nd to 6th Class

Joe will run soccer classes every Monday for our 2nd to 6th class pupils. Fee €49.00 for a 7 week term (Monday)

Group Guitar – 2.30 to 3.30 ONLY 3rd to 6th Class  www.mobilemusicschool.ie

Michael Steadman from the Mobile Music School will hold group guitar lessons this term. Aimed at beginners and improver, these classes are an ideal way to start instrumental tuition. Through a series of technical exercises, play along backing tracks, songs and pieces of music, each student’s confidence and ability to perform as part of a musical group significantly increases. Children must have their own guitar and a folder. Fee €70.00 for a 7 week term (Monday)

Yoga 1.30 – 2.20 AND 2.30 – 3.30              Kids Yoga with Maxine Bonus

As a non-competitive physical activity yoga develops essential life skills while cultivating physical health and fitness. Through creative play, breathing exercises, yoga postures and relaxation, young children explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga in a fun-filled learning environment. Children can receive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. In addition, their concentration, sense of calmness and relaxation improve. As yoga is sensory based it can be both calming and stimulating to the sensory system, by learning about the breath and utilizing it as a tool to calm down a child’s central nervous system it helps enormously with self-regulation. In yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with their inner self and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Fee €48.00 for a 7 week term (Monday)

Playball   1.30 – 2.20 AND 2.30 -3.30   www.playballbray.ie

Our aim at Playball is to introduce your child to sport in a positive, fun and non-intimidating way. The program is progressive in nature and recognises the different stages of development in young children. This means that your child will be introduced to basic movement and ball skills in the initial stages of the program and will progress to formalized and structured sports coaching in the latter stages of Playball. Playball also teaches the basic skills of 8 different sports which means that children can realise at an early stage which sport they like and are good at. Fee €55.00 for a 9 week term (Tuesday)

Athletics – Eithne Walsh   1.30 – 2.20 AND 2.30 -3.30

Athletics will be coached by Eithne Walsh a Level 2 AAI Coach with 7 years’ experience coaching with Inbhear Dee Athletics Club. The sessions will focus on the fundamental movement skills around running, throwing and jumping in a fun environment. These 3 skills are the basis for all sports and will result in stronger muscles and bones, more endurance and greater flexibility and strength. It will enhance the child’s confidence in their physical body and its capabilities. These can be lacking in this generation due to the massive changes in lifestyle that have occurred over the last 20 years. “The first 12 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out” – lay the foundations for a healthy life now! Fee €63.00 for a 9 week term (Wednesday)

Arts & Crafts – Amber Godwin 1.30 – 2.30 (Junior & Senior Infants)

Let their imagination run free in Arts and Crafts class with Amber Godwin. Children will have the opportunity to try out many materials and techniques, with a different project each week. All materials provided. Please note there will be no class on Thursday 8th June. Fee €40.00 for an 8 week term.

Arts & Crafts – Amber Godwin 2.30 to 3.30 (1st to 3rd Class)

The 2.30 session is a practical class using more advanced techniques than the juniors. Children will have the opportunity to explore different materials and textures through hands on craft activities involving clay, fibre, paper and card, as well as many other materials. The usual cutting and sticking will be joined by sculpting, sewing and creating in other ways while they make fun and sometimes practical crafts. We will also be exploring the use of colour, depth and composition in a fun and engaging way using paint, pastels and pencils. Famous and not-so-famous art works will be used as inspiration for our own creations. This is a varied class with lots of flexibility to explore children’s own creativity. Please note there will be no class on Thursday 8th June. Fee €64.00 for an 8 week term.

Irish Dancing   1.30 – 2.20 The Dowling School of Irish Dancing

A fun, energetic class, catering for all ages and abilities. Irish Dancing is the quick and precise movements of the feet to traditional Irish music. It provides physical benefits such as increased stamina, core strength and general overall fitness.  Irish dancing also improves balance, posture, coordination and memory building, all while having fun at the same time. Children can wear tracksuits or leggings and runners for this class. Fee €72.00 for a 9 week term

Chess 2.30 to 3.30 ONLY   2nd to 6th Class               Eamonn O’Hanrahan

Eamonn will run Chess classes for 2nd to 6th class pupils every Thursday. Fee €30.00 for a 6 week term.