In Firies NS, children have ample opportunities to engage in many extra-curricular activities outside of school hours. Whether your child is musical, creative or sporty, there is an activity to suit every individual. They can develop new skills and gain new interests by becoming involved in any of the after school activities available. Here is a list of what after school activities are on offer at Firies NS and close by;
Bricks Club is a brick building and social activity club for both boys and girls. It helps children get a good start in learning through fun. Children can build by choosing different themes, challenges and games. Teamwork is encouraged and their ideas are discussed. Brickx Club is available for all pupils in our school. There are two clubs, one for the younger children (junior and senior infants) and one for the older (first – sixth class). This club runs in the Marian Hall, next to Firies N.S.
Gaelic Football sessions are available for the senior classes at after-school time. Mr. Carey, who is a three times All-Ireland winner coaches these sessions. These sessions are invaluable for those competing in the Gaelic Football games throughout the school year.
Gaelic Hurling sessions take place every Friday at present. There are two sessions, one for the junior and senior end of the school. Colm is our hurling instructor and does a great job promoting this traditional sport.
Taek Won do
The Taek Won Do kids programme is a fun class that will teach and challenge each child to grow and learn at their own level with positive reinforcement in a motivating environment. They balance the class with a proper combination of fun and exercise to help your child develop a healthy habit of exercise at an early age. These classes take place in the Halla close by.
Irish dance lessons are available with Chambers School of Irish Dancing. The dance lessons introduce children to Irish dance. They are fun and also a fantastic way for children to exercise.