Active School Flag

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On the 30th September 2015, we got to raise our Active School Flag. This flag recognises schools like ours that strive to achieve a physically educated and active school. It will celebrate our participation and success in sport and it will encourage us to continue our efforts to make the school a physically active environment.  Our visitors, Mary Cullen and Johnny McCaffrey visited each class and the questions the children posed were all brilliant. Below are some of the things we had to do to get the flag:

1. Success Criteria – Physical Education

PRIMARY schools that can fulfil all the following success criteria will be awarded the Active School Flag.

1.1 PE – PLANNING AND CURRICULUM YES
All pupils receive 1 hour of timetabled PE every week, as a minimum.
Our school engages in collaborative PE planning
Each class is taught 5 different PE strands every year and a balanced amount of time is given to each strand.
1.2 PE – RESOURCES YES
Our school ensures that PE equipment and resources are clearly labelled, well organised and easily accessible
Our school has an easily accessible PE resource library
Our school has adequate, age appropriate equipment to facilitate the delivery of the PE curriculum and to promote physical activity during break times
Our school makes maximum use of our resources and facilities, and those in the local community, to ensure the delivery a broad and balanced PE curriculum at every class level
1.3 PE – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT YES
Members of staff engage in CPD in the areas of physical education,

physical activity and sport on an ongoing basis and resources and ideas

arising out of the CPD are shared out amongst staff members

We are so proud of all the work all our school community have put in to make this goal happen. The active school committee was made up of children, staff and parents and we are very proud of them all. We would like to thank Tom and Caroline who began the process for us and everybody else who helped along the way. Mary and Johnny are a great inspiration to us all and we really enjoyed having them visit us