Our Active School
Our school has proudly engaged with the Active School Programme since 2013. The Active School Flag initiative is a Department of Education and Skills initiative which aims to get schools more physically active. The flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
Our active school committee is made up a selection of pupils from second to sixth class and is involved in the planning and organising many of the Active School initiatives in the school.
Each class has an active school box which contains equipment for the children to use at break times.The committee monitor the equipment and ensure it is updated on a regular basis. They also plan and distribute information and record sheets for each classroom. The committee monitors the PE equipment in the school.
An important part of our school calendar each year is Active School Week. Our active school flag was renewed in April 2019 and we were delighted to have Aaron Gillane along to raise our renewal Active School Flag.
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The Active School Committee
There is always keen interest when it comes to recruiting new members to the Active School Committee. Pupils put together a proposal if they are interested and present it to their teacher and then to the Active School co-
Playground leaders will be reintroduced when the guidelines allow.
The committee has a key role in ensuring active boxes are well equipped. The committee is involved in planning active school week and organising the necessary equipment for the week to run smoothly. Updating the Active School notice board is also a responsibility of the committee. Tracking the progress the school makes in the various initiatives is the committee's responsibility.
Pupils who work hard and show leadership are awarded the active school badge.