What is the Active School Flag all about?
Rathfarnham Parish NS is working towards receiving the ‘Active Schools Flag’. The Active School Flag is a non-competitive initiative which highlights the importance of physical activity and sport in schools and communities in which they are based. The programme encourages all schools to evaluate their current position regarding the provision of Physical Education (P.E.) and after-school sports. Another area that requires attention is investigating community based activities for the children and increasing parents’ awareness of facilities, teams and clubs in the community.
The school will be selecting representatives from 1st – 6th Class to form an ‘Active Schools Committee’ with these pupils working co-operatively with school staff and parents. The committee meet and discuss activity-based topics within the school and community. The committee also encourage their classmates to ‘Be Active’ both during school and after school. It is our overall aim to provide a wide and varied approach to physical health in our school through the medium of P.E. and after-schools activities.
We want to raise the awareness of the importance of being active, how fun it can be, how you can make friends and enjoy the benefits of a happy, healthy lifestyle.