This year, we are working towards our very first Active School Flag.
The Active School Flag (ASF) is an initiative from the Department of Education and Skills supported by Healthy Ireland. The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
ASF is an ambitious whole school process. In order to succeed, and to ensure that the benefits of ASF reach into every classroom, it is important that staff, students and parents commit to support, promote and actively engage with the process.
We have all been taking part in the Active Break Every Day Challenge. Each day, Junior Infants - 6th Class take part in a movement break, lead by an Irish olympic athlete. We've had olympic boxers, swimmers, break-dancers and rugby players showing us the importance of regular movement breaks. Movement breaks can support students in maintaining concentration and attention in the classroom, regulating energy levels and can increase productivity within the classroom. And most importantly, they're lots of fun!
We held an Active School Slogan Compeition to come up with a brand new slogan that will represent our school. It was so hard to pick a winner as all the children put in such amazing effort!
Well done to Hannea Avelino (1st place) , Jessica Murphy Ly (2nd place) , and Daniel Moffett (3rd place).