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 and suggestion box which are 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.
Mark Mc Cabe from SKIPnROPE came and introduced his wonderful skipping techniques to each pupil in the school. The children enjoyed the skipping sessions and it is fantastic to see them practising their skipping skills now at lunch break. The aim of SkipnRope is to...read more
The children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class are enjoying their weekly gymnastics lessons with Coach Jan and Coach Craig from Activate Sports.read more
The children on our Active Flag Committee surveyed the pupils in our school to find out what sports clubs and activities they take part in outside of school.read more
As part of our Active Flag initiative we are asking pupils to share their ‘Sporty Selfies’ with our school. A ‘Sporty Selfie’ involves taking a photo of your child being active or sporty. It could be a photo of them playing hurling, football or basketball. Or maybe a...read more
The Irish Heart Foundation, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, runs teacher training workshops for Action for Life. The teachers here at St. Margaret’s N.S. recently completed the Action for Life workshop which is supported by the Department of...read more
‘Daly Exercise’ coach Glen Daly joined forces with St. Margaret’s N.S. to facilitate an age appropriate high intensity interval training (HIIT) session and fitness workshop with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils on 8th November. The children enjoyed performing...read more