Welcome to our Active Schools Section. Here you can find lots of information about our work towards our Active Schools Flag. The Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative which recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community, by awarding them with an Active School Flag (ASF). To learn more about the Active School Flag Initiative, visit their website – http://www.activeschoolflag.ie
How are we Working towards getting an active Flag?
We have now completed our 4-week Active Break Every Day Challenge! We really enjoyed all our movement breaks throughout the day. We were exercising, dancing and running between our lessons over the past 4 weeks and it was great fun!
Active school Slogan Competition
We held an Active School Slogan Competition in November. The children worked really hard on their posters and they turned out wonderful. However, after much deliberation the Active School Committee picked this poster as the winner. Our Active School Flag Slogan is ‘Help get the Active Flag. We got this in the bag.’
Active Playground on Wednesdays
5th and 6th class have started teaching the rest of the school playground games on Wednesdays at lunchtime. The games for the month of December are Octopus, Flush The Toilet and Timebomb.
The games for January and February are a choice between Chocolate Chip Cookie, Penalty Shoot-out, Ship Sea Shore, Octopus, Fruitbowl, and Horses and Jockeys.
The Daily Mile
We have completed The Daily Mile Challenge in conjunction with Louth Sports Partnership. The aim of the programme was to increase physical activity during school. We definitely think we have succeeded in reaching that goal! Each class walked/jogged/ran for 15 minutes daily for a three month period. We had a great time taking part in the Daily Mile!
‘Introduction to Zumba’ Classes
We want to say a big thank you to Trisha, who taught an ‘Introduction to Zumba’ class to all of the classes in our school. We had a great time learning some new dances!
2nd and 3rd class currently have a GAA football skills coach for PE, while 5th and 6th Class have a hurling Coach.
Some pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th Class participated in the Drogheda & District AC Schools’ Cross Country competition and competed very well in tough cross country conditions. Well done to everyone who took part!
A big thank you to everyone who took in stickers from the recent ALDI competition for PE equipment for the school. We were lucky enough to win a tag rugby kit for our school. We look forward to trying it out!
Rainy Day Breaks
Some of our Playground leaders; Finn, Kate and Niall treated Junior and Senior Infants to an exercise break in the classroom as we couldn’t play outside.
Active Playground on Wednesdays:
Pupils from 5th and 6th class have been teaching pupils in younger classes playground games at lunchtimes every Wednesdays. The games for the month of November are Chocolate Chip Cookie, Horses and Jockeys and No Man’s Land.
Super Troopers Active Homework
All the children in the school have received a Super Troopers Active Homework diary. This is the children’s active homework. There is an explanation of the activities at the back of the book. Parents are asked to ensure their child completes their Active Homework and sign the diary regularly.
On Monday 11th December we started our Active Lines. The ASF Committee members in each class will lead the line in exercises when lining up to go back into the classroom following our break times.
Active Break Every Day Challenge
We have committed to an Active Break Every Day from 11th November – 6th December. These active breaks can be dance breaks, exercise breaks or a running break.
Well Done Wall
We have established a new Well Done Wall in our school to acknowledge and celebrates the children’s sporting achievements both inside and outside of school.
We have all signed our Active School Commitment!
We have started our Daily Mile Challenge!
We have elected our Acitve Schools Flag Committee Members!
St. Kevin's N.S. Philipstown, Dunleer, Co. Louth A92D761