Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs.
Within Warrenmount we established our own ASF committee at the outset of the process. Children who were interested in joining the committee wrote letters of application explaining why they would like to be on the committee, how hard they would work and how they would inspire others to become active. The committee members keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events. The pupil members of the ASF committee were given leadership roles. For example certain children were in charge of the P.E storeroom and sport equipment, other members were in charge of communicating messages and others were instrumental when planning events. Our school has an ASF notice board and suggestions box which was updated regularly to show what we were up to for the current period! To ensure as much participation as possible the committee is changed each term to allow for lots of students to be involved.
Our school also acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours. Our school informs pupils and parents about physical activity opportunities that are available in the local community and links for those organisations can be found below. Senior pupils from our Active Schools Committee conducted a ‘What Club Are You In?’ survey to find out about physical activity opportunities in the local community and the information is displayed in a bar chart below.
Our school invited different sports clubs/physical activity providers from the local community to visit our school throughout the year, to give taster sessions of their activity. New activities that we tried out were camogie, hip-hop dancing, soccer and gaelic football.
Active School Committee
Meet our very first Active School Committee:
Children who were interested in joining the committee wrote letters of application explaining why they would like to be on the committee, how hard they would work and how passionate they were about encouraging others to get active.
Our committee is made up of two pupils from Third Class to Sixth Class. The committee is helped by some of our teachers also.
The Active School Committee have very important jobs:
They motivate us to get active.
They organise P.E and playground equipment.
They keep the P.E storeroom tidy.
They lead playground activities on the yard.
They helped in the selection process of our ASF slogan.
They have committee meetings to plan and organise ASF events.
They keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events.
They keep the ASF noticeboard up to date.
The first role of the active school committee was to learn a dance which the girls then preformed in front of the whole school during out Active School Launch! They did themselves and the school very proud – thank you to Ms Carty for helping to teach us the dance. You can watch it below.
Secondly, all the classes learned the macarena to perform together. We are hoping to learn a new dance every month and perform it together during our end of month assembly 🙂
We also ran a slogan competition to help us with our Active School Slogan! Well done to the winners in 4th class who chose our winning slogan – “Don’t sit, get up and get fit!” Some of the other amazing entries can be seen here 🙂
Some pictures from our Active School Launch:
Each term we have a new Active School committee! The girls pass on their new knowledge to the newer committee and ensures that there is a smooth transition between each group. Well done to the girls who have worked hard for our Active School 🙂
Celebrating Success Outside of School
Over the last number of months we have also had past pupil Emer Whelan in to help improve our soccer skills. Emer has been working with 1st-6th and helped select a team who train after school on a Wednesday. The team competed in a local school soccer blitz down in Catherines Sports centre. Well done to the girls who played their hearts out 💖
Leinster Rugby Partnership
Big thank you to Ms Wellwood who organised for Gareth Murray to come in to teach us how to play tag rugby! Junior Infants to First Class had a chance to take part and we wouldnt be surprised to have created some rugby enthusiasts!!
Dublin 8 Primary School Girls Soccer Blitz
We were also busy helping to set up the very first Dublin 8 girls soccer blitz which we hosted in our school. We were lucky to have the support of St. Enda’s. St. Audeons, James’ Primary School and Scoil Treasa in helping us set up our first blitz. It was a fantastic day – made even better by our own girls winning the final against a very tough James’!!
Fyffes Fit Squad
We had the fabulous Fyffes Fit Squads in to put us through our paces in a fun and interactive way. They care about getting everyone actively involved, regardless of ability, sporting background or age, which was seen in the fun action packed workouts!
Fit Squads are inclusive, engaging yet educational…when we understand key elements to a movement, it helps our bodies to carry it out. If you want to find more information visit http://www.fyffesfitsquad.ie/.
Thanks to the team who came in to our 1st-4th Classes!!
What Club are you in?
Our Active School Committee were very busy collecting data about the different clubs which are in our area and where our students go to get active! They went around to every class and found out who had an active hobby and created our wonderful bar chart with the details. If you would like to get involved with any of the clubs ask one of the committee or some of the contact details can be found below!
Contact details for local clubs around Warrenmount can be found below:
- Templogue Synge Street GAA – 087 285 1993
- Junior Park Run – Deer Park (http://www.parkrun.ie/deerpark-juniors/) or Marley Park (https://www.parkrun.ie/marlay-juniors/)
- Donore Boxing Club – 086 252 3964
- Crumlin United Football Club – https://www.facebook.com/pg/crumlinunitedfootballclub/about/?ref=page_internal
- Rainbow Twirlers Youth Group – 01 471 6700
- Park Tennis – https://www.parkstennis.com/locations/dublin-programme/
- Kevin Street Swimming Pool – (01) 402 4715