We here at MPETNS are currently working towards our first Active School Flag. The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.The Active School Flag (ASF) initiative is a Department of Education and Skills initiative (DES) supported by Healthy Ireland (HI) which aims to get more schools, more active, more often. It is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physical active school community. ASF forms part of the National Physical Activity Plan and the Healthy Ireland vision where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and well-being to their full potential, and where well-being is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility. 80% of Irish children, currently, are not active enough (Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study, 2010).
ASF provides schools with a template to get their whole school more active, within the confines of the school day, with an emphasis on FUN and INCLUSION.