Active School Flag

The Department of Education and Skills wishes to recognise schools that strive to achieve a physical educated and physically active school community by awarding them the Active School Flag (ASF). The Active School Flag will be awarded to schools that:

  • Adhere to DES guidelines regarding PE timetable provision for all students
  • Teach a broad and balanced PE curriculum
  • Inform and invite the whole school community to participate in the ASF process
  • Self-evaluate current provision in terms of PE, Physical Activity and Partnerships
  • Plan, implement and monitor improvements for each of the aforementioned areas
  • Organise an ‘Active School Week’ as part of the annual school calendar
  • Organise different initiatives during the school year. i.e. lunch times sports
  • Schools should work to their own time frame in order to implement changes that will have real and tangible benefits.