Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs. We invite sports clubs, athletes and physical activity providers from the local community to talk to the pupils or to give taster sessions of their activity. We constantly try to raise awareness of the huge variety of ways in which people can be physically active.
Within St.Margarets N.S we established our own ASF committee at the outset of the process. The committee is made up of two pupils from each class in the school and they meet regularly with Ms. South to discuss their plans and initiatives for this active school year. The members keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events and they have various leadership roles and duties. Some of these duties include active yard monitors, PE equipment monitors, dance troop leaders and much more. Our school has an ASF notice board which is updated and monitored regularly.
Our school informs pupils and parents about physical activity opportunities that are available in the local community. The school has a strong relationship with St. Margaret’s Gaelic Athletic Club and we have weekly sessions with an external coach from the club.
St. Margaret’s N.S. acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours. The children’s achievements are documented on our school ASF notice board and they love to see their photos displayed.
We would like to say a big thank you to James Fitzgerald for sponsoring goal posts for our new playground. Many thanks also to Tommy Leonard for supplying our school with new basketball nets. The children are thrilled with the new sports equipment.
We are absolutely thrilled once again in St. Margaret's N.S. to have been awarded yet another SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths Award 2020. All of our hard work paid off and the children thoroughly enjoyed their work in achieving this STEM award.
The Green team in St Margaret’s have been very busy this year. Just before the midterm break we celebrated Climate Action Week. The week was filled with fun activities. We learned a lot about how and why our climate is changing, the effects of climate change on our planet and how we can and must take action to stop it.