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Active Schools Week in Scoil Mhuire

posted 15 Feb 2015, 13:21 by web master   [ updated 15 Feb 2015, 13:28 ]
Here in Scoil Mhuire we have begun the process of applying for an Active School Flag.
As a school with a huge grá for sport we decided we should apply for an active school flag!
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
We are currently setting up a committee of teachers, children, non-teaching staff members and parents. If anyone is interested in joining the committee, please contact Ms Lyons for more information.
We will be running our Active Schools Week from the 9th-13th March- We can’t wait! Each class will have activities each day to help us get to our one hour per day of Activities! This will tie into our Annual School Walk! We might even have some familiar faces around the school over the week!
Bizzy Breaks has been introduced which helps children stay active even on wet days!
DEAD (Drop Everything and Dance) encourages active lessons! We love it and it is great fun listening and dancing to our new song during school!!
A ‘Be Active’ club has been set up after school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This is hugely popular!!
We have even started games before school. Scoil Mhuire is now even more active than before!!
Remember our motto - Operation Activation!