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. Once awarded, ASF remains valid for a period of 3 years, after which time schools are invited to re-engage with the process.
Under the guidance of our Principal, Ms Laura Corry and led by our P.E. Teacher, Mr Nathan Fox and teacher Ms Rebecca Crowley, St Raphaela’s Girls National School will be pursuing the Active School Flag in the school year 2022/2023!
The Flag is a symbol of a physically active school, supported by a physically active community and our aim is to encourage the children to be more active more often.
The application process will involve a self-evaluation of our current Physical Education Programme. We have been surveying our pupils and parents how we can encourage physical activity during our school day, and we are also creating partnerships within our community so that the pupils of St Raphaela’s can pursue healthy physical activities outside school hours.
As a School our overall objective is to create an environment and opportunities so that children within our care complete 60 minutes of activity every day!
To launch our campaign, we asked all our pupils to get involved and create a poster and slogan that can be used throughout the school, the participation from the pupils was outstanding.
Our Active School slogan was created by Sofia W. , Senior Infants
‘Move your feet…. make your heart beat’
Our Active School Poster was created by Laura M., Sixth Class