We were thrilled to finally receive our Active Flag in the post and officially be awarded Active Flag Status. A lot of hard work and dedication has gone into achieving our very first school flag. Mr Donovan, the Active School coordinator, first brought the proposal to our staff back in April 2018 and we all whole heartily agreed that it was something we could achieve as we were already quite an active school. We were participating in The Daily Mile for a number of years before this and we are a very health conscience school so we were eager to get started on the process.
Each month we focused on a different Fundamental Movement skill taken from the Move Well, Move Often programme (PDST) and we also decided to concentrate on the Outdoor and Adventure Strand of the P.E curriculum (NCCA). We had taster sessions from various sports organisations, installed a new Active Walkway, established an Active School Committee, held annual Active School Weeks and took part in lots of sports initiatives such as the Tour of Europe Challenge, National Fitness Day and Junior Parkrun to name but a few.
We finished off what was a busy, energetic year by raising our Active Flag at the end of June. We were blessed with the weather and the whole school, along with members from the Board of Management and Parents Association all turned out to cheer this momentous occasion.
Our Active School Committee members
What is the Active Flag?
The Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative which recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically active school community by awarding them the Active School Flag.
To achieve the flag we will be working towards improving the physical fitness of all our students by providing lots of fun sports activities in school as well as promoting a more active lifestyle at home.
The flag is a whole-