Welcome to our blog about our journey towards receiving an active school flag! We have been really active the last few years and have decided to start taking a blog of all the different activities we do 🙂 Below is some information on what an Active School entails and our other blog posts cover the core aspects of what it means to be an Active School!
What is an Active School?
The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.
Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply.
ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.
If you would like more information please visit http://activeschoolflag.ie/