Here at Merlin Woods we have lots of different sports teams for everybody to participate!
Scroll down to see the different teams in action!
We have a Hurling and Gaelic team who train all year round during and after school. The boys and girls on these teams participate in the Cumann na mBunscoil games.
We also have an Athletics team who have participated in the Cross Country, Diversity Games and City Sports!
There is a girls and boys soccer team in the school that have participated in a number of tournaments around Galway.
Welcome to our Active School's Flag page! Here at Merlin Woods we are trying to get our second flag.
We started off the year by electing a dedicated committee of enthusiastic students. Our committee is made up of 1 representative from each class from 3rd to 6th class. We have lots of very exciting activities and events lined up for the coming year! We are really enjoying getting active and love having an input on how we can make our school a more active environment.
Take a look at our exciting active calendar for 2019-2020!
Keep an eye on our page to see all the great activities we are getting up to!
The Active School Flag initiative is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland aiming to encourage schools to be more active, more often! For more information about this initiative check out the details on the website http://www.activeschoolflag.ie .
Due to all of the schools in Ireland being shut because of CoVid19, we decided we would do our Active Schools Week at home!
Each day, the boys and girls carried out different challenges and got their 60 minutes of physical activity each day. It was great fun and an exciting way to keep our bodies moving!
Here was our timetable for Junior Infants - 1st Class!
Here was our timetable for 2nd - 6th class!
Here at Merlin Woods we are very lucky that there are lots of people who help us move and learn new and exciting things.
This year our senior classes were taught rugby skills by a coach at Connacht Rugby.
The boys and girls at Merlin Woods also learnt some invaluable skills about bike safety and how we can use our bikes everyday to get around.
We are lucky that we have some amazing facilities to use in the local area. We use Merlin Woods and the local playground for nature walks and rewards and use the local pitches, astro turfs and walk way regularly for our sports and P.E lessons.
10 Days of Fitmas.
European Sport's Day.
We even learnt a dance at home while the schools were shut! Thanks to Múinteoir Grace for putting this together for us! Check it out at this link