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Home PE classes to be launched for primary aged children

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A new series of online physical education classes for primary school children in Kerry, is being launched under Kerry County Council’s ‘Keep Well Kerry’ initiative. From Thursday February 11, children in classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class can log on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 20 minute sessions provided by a PE Teacher.

The aim is to offer the opportunity and support to children and parents to maintain physical activity levels and skills, while home-schooling, during COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions.

The initiative was launched in response to feedback from the community and a need to provide some sort of a physical activity programme for school aged children. As a result, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership have partnered with The Education Centre Tralee and Active Kingdom to collectively roll out the ‘PE at Home’ programme, with the support of Sport Ireland and Healthy Kerry.

Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership explained that the programme will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two age groupings - Junior to Second Class from 11am – 11.20am, and Third to Sixth Class from 11.30am – 11.50am. Each participant will receive a live PE session twice a week for four weeks.

"This is a great way for children to keep active and to keep well while restrictions are in place," he said.
"Physical activity can help young people’s cognitive function and their attention. So a short bout of activity is a great way to break up periods of schoolwork or screen use, and help them focus on their work."

Those who would like to take part can register now on www.edcentretralee.ie/news.html and through the link on Kerry County Council’s social media channels.

The 'Keep Well' campaign is a national programme aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and well-being by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. The programme is being coordinated locally by Kerry County Council and many local partners.

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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