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Our Active School Motto: "Health is the prize for more exercise" (Conor Burke, Fifth Class)

 

 

The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education and Skills. The purpose of the initiative is to recognise schools (primary, post primary and special schools) that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community.
We are trying to achieve the Active School Flag next year. Help us to achieve the Active School Flag. Visit the Get Ireland Active Website.

In order to achieve the flag, we must:
Adhere to DES Guidelines regarding PE timetable provision for all students.
Teach a broad and balanced PE curriculum.
Inform and invite the whole school community to participate in the ASF process.
Self-evaluate current provision in terms of P.E, Physical Activity and Community Links.
Plan and Implement improvements for each of the aforementioned areas.
Organise an 'Active School Week' as part of the annual school calendar.

The Active School Committee has been working very hard towards achieving the Active Flag. The committee had meetings with teachers, addressed their classes, come up with lots of great ideas and initiatives, and been a really important link between the teachers and students.

Here are some 'Active Ideas' for home:
Read the 'Get Kids on the Go" booklet from the Irish Heart Foundation
Go for pre- or post-dinner walks
Turn up the music and dance!
Make a game out of household chores.
Turn TV ad breaks into fitness breaks.
Have a weekly sports night, where everyone in the family gets involved.
Let the children help with work in the yard and with gardening - catch leaves, raking, sorting, digging, planting, etc.
Walk the dog.

These are some of the projects we have undertaken. Click on any picture below to see photographs of our physical activities.

Ceili Dancing
Skipping
Soccer Coaching