As part of our efforts to get an Active School Flag our committee have been working hard to ensure pupils get lots of opportunities to be active throughout the school day.
Active Flag Committee members have been trained as play leaders; they give out sports equipment to pupils at yard time, supervise and assist children in playing together.
Our Active Flag Committee have promoted our Active School Slogan, ‘Get off your seat, get on your feet’ encouraging each class to display this in their classroom.
Committee members also ran a ‘do your talking while you’re walking’ initiative, encouraging children to enjoy their yard time chats whilst on the move.
In conjunction with our Green Schools Committee ‘Walk On Wednesdays’ was introduced with children encouraged to come to school in an active way on Wednesdays- walking, scooting, cycling. The Junior and Senior Classes with the highest percentage of active travellers wins the coveted ‘golden boot’ for the week!
On wet days when we miss one or both of our yard breaks classes are encouraged to do ‘Bizzy Breaks’ in their classroom, an Irish Heart Foundation initiative to get the whole class moving in a small space for a short period of time- check out the moves here Bizzy Breaks Poster
Michael’s 4th Class were a great help to the Active School Flag Committee this year- they made a ‘bizzy breaks’ video along with Trayan and Beatrice which is available to all classes to learn the moves. They also mapped a 1km route which all our pupils have been running this June to develop stamina and ensure every class gets another opportunity to be active during the day.
Interested pupils from 3rd-5th Class participated in a lunchtime soccer league which ran from February-June of this year. David, Michael, Elaine, Shane and Claire refereed some competitive clashes which would rival anything seen in World Cup 2018 thus far! Thanks to David and Michael for organising a blitz for all teams involved during Active Week and also the league final which the whole school enjoyed at our Active Week finale.
Some of our 4th Class Play Leaders
Our poster campaign
The Coveted Golden Boot!
Lunchtime League Table