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