Active School Flag
Active School Flag ‘Getting Started’ Webinar
When? Monday, October 12th Option 1: 4.30pm – 5.30pm or Option 2: 7-8pm
Who? This webinar is designed for PRIMARY schools that have not previously engaged with the ASF initiative, or that have not renewed their flag in a number of years.
What? Topics include: The Benefits and Challenges Explaining the ASF Process Getting Started What the RESEARCH Says Presenters: Karen Cotter (National Coordinator ASF) Dr Jamie Mc Gann (DCU Research Team)
Click on this link to reserve a place: https://activeschoolflag.ie/training/
Active School Flag Programme
The Active School Flag Programme is a modern, fun and engaging programme with research (by D.C.U.) showing long term benefits for the whole school community including:
- More physically active school community (including teachers).
- improved concentration and focus for students in class.
- improved school atmosphere & pupil-teacher relationships.
- improved attendance and behaviour in DEIS schools.
All primary schools, using the School Self-Evaluation (SSE) process, are required to review one area of Wellbeing by 2023. The Active School Flag Programme is a Whole of School initiative which embeds 'being physically active' into the ethos of the school. It aligns with both 'The Wellbeing Framework' and the 'School Self-Evaluation' (SSE) process and can be used to help schools fulfil their commitments in this regard. Currently there are 630 schools nationally with Active School Flag status, with 21 of these in Mayo.
Registration for interested Primary Schools and access to ASF application forms will open on October 11th at www.activeschoolflag.ie.