Active School Flag

25-November-20
Active School Flag

Kilcoole Primary School are kick starting their pursuit of the Active Schools Flag this week. The Active School Flag (ASF) 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.

We begin with the 'Active Break Every Day' Challenge for the next 4 weeks! Classes are encouraged to take indoor and outdoor movement breaks everyday, these breaks are a great way to restore concentration and focus, and should form part of the school day every day for everyone. We've got some great resources to help us along the way such as Cosmic Kids Yoga, The Irish Heart Foundation Bizzy Breaks, Movement in the Classroom from the PDST and RTE's 10@10 videos. Have a look at what our classes got up to last week.

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Active Breaks Everyday Challenge

Our school grounds have been alive with activity over the past few weeks as the boys and girls get out and get moving! We've been getting that fresh air into our lungs as we're out exercising and moving our muscles on our 'Active Breaks' twice a day! All classes have been engaging in a variety of activities and have made great use of the Irish Heart Foundation Bizzy Breaks and PDST Movement in the Classroom resource packs. Classes are using the Active Breaks Challenge Charts to record and share their efforts with others and we've got our Active Schools notice boards on display now in both the Junior and Senior buildings.

Active Students of the Month and Our First Feel Good Friday

We were busy in November with our ‘Active Break Everyday Challenge’ which saw classes take at least one active break every day, these movement breaks are a great way to restore concentration and focus throughout the day.

On Novembers ‘Feel Good Friday’ we all got out and active and honoured our Active Students of the month, we saw some Gaelic superstars, wicked walkers and Usain Bolts in training throughout the school grounds!

Well done to our Active Students of the Month:

J.I- E.Siklody, D. Gill, A.Conroy

S.I-S. Kerley, J. Moorehouse, M. Kearney,

1st E. O’Neill, F. Crean, G. Byrne

2nd M. O’ Brien, M. Kilkenny, C. Daly

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