Sport for all, sport for life!

TYs - sport for all, sport for life Photo: Ms Finnegan
NEWS / 5 November 2018

Regular exercise is important to teenagers because it helps maintain their physical and mental health. Students should strive for at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily, aiming to spend less time being sedentary and more time being active. 

If students can discover physical activities they enjoy, they are more likely to exercise on a regular basis and continue exercising into adulthood. 

Parents can encourage students to exercise regularly by setting a good example and becoming more active themselves. Physical exercise encourages the body’s production of endorphins, chemicals that improve our mood.  Exercise reduces the risk of depression, increases self-esteem, builds self-confidence and promotes restful sleep. It also enhances thinking and learning skills and may improve academic performance. See also www.livestrong.com

Ms. Finnegan (PE Teacher)

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General School News / 15 August 2019
Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning.

In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer.

As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

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