Active School Flag

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We are currently working towards attaining an ‘Active School Flag’ here in Barefield National School in recognition of all the physical activity that take place in our school.

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.

In order for Barefield National School to achieve the Active School Flag we must begin by self-evaluating our current provision across PE, Physical Activity and Partnerships. We must then plan and implement improvements that will have a real and tangible impact on our school community.

We already have a very strong history of physical activity and team sports here in Barefield School, with many after-school and during-school activities in place. There have been some very exciting additions to the timetable this year. Since September, we have introduced the Fitness for Fun programme with John Conroy and a Duathlon programme for Fifth Class with Triathlon Ireland.

As part of the Active School programme, we will be organising an Active Schools Week in May. This will be a whole school initiative,  with exciting activities and lots of fun and games to look forward to. One of the aims of Active Schools Week is to show that not only is physical activity good for you but it can also be lots of fun and a great way to spend time with friends.

We look forward to making Barefield School an even more active place this year and as our Active School’s motto says, ‘Get up off that seat and start to move your feet!’

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