The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often. Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas:
- Physical Education
- Physical Activity
Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag.
The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply. ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland. There are 14 Primary Schools with Active Flags in Waterford – click here
We want to be the next one. Keep an eye on our Blog under the Active Category for regular updates on our journey – they’ll be the Red Posts 😊
If you’d like more information about Active Schools please feel free to visit Active School Flag.