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Scoil Íde Primary School, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Active School Flag

In Scoil Íde we are currently working towards our 2nd Active Flag and we have had an extremely busy year with our students and teachers embracing the programme and getting more active and healthier throughout the year.  We elected our Student Committee and they have worked tirelessly to lead their classmates in all of our activities including, 10@10, Busy Breaks, Active Challenges, Run around Ireland, Whole School Dances and interactive in-class initiatives to decrease sedentary time.

We have had some fabulous workshops this year from external agencies including Tug of War, GAA, Leinster Rugby, Leinster Cricket, Skipping and Cycle Safety.  Our pupils have also had many fun days including Halloween Walks, Pink Day for Aoibhins Pink Tie (Cancer Charity), Santa Dash, Mini Winter Olympics and a Saint Patrick’s Day Monster Céili.

There has been a fantastic buzz about the school this year and that was encouraged by our pupils, our staff and our new mascot, Active Ted who holds pride of place in each of our classes.

We look forward to continuing our Active Journey over the coming weeks, months and years !

More about the ASF initiative:

The Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland, and part of the National Physical Activity Plan.  The ASF initiative provides schools with a framework to guide, support and incentivise them to work towards achieving a physically educated and physically active school community.

The Active Flag initiative aims to,


physical activity in a FUN, positive and inclusive way


schools to engage in a process self-reflection, action planning and collaboration at whole school level


schools to identify strategies to energise the school day and to reduce sedentary time


schools to strengthen their PE programmes and to promote physical literacy


students with voice, space, influence and audience to participate in the decision-making process of their school


schools to develop, and strengthen partnerships, with parents, local and national organisations


a support network for schools where best practise, innovation and successful initiatives are showcased, affirmed and shared


schools to create their own specific roadmap for sustained physical activity practises


with schools, national organisations and expert groups to ensure that ASF continues to deliver benefits to schools

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