Active School Flag

The Active School Flag (ASF) was launched by the Department of Education in May 2009 and is organised through Mayo Education Centre. The purpose of the initiative is to recognise schools (primary, post primary and special schools) that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community.

Our Active School Flag Committee

Our Active School Flag Committee


Help us to achieve the ASF!

We are trying to achieve the Active School Flag in Our Lady of Consolation this year. In order to achieve the flag, we must:

  • Adhere to DES Guidelines regarding PE timetable provision for all students.
  • Teach a broad and balanced PE curriculum.
  • Inform and invite the whole school community to participate in the ASF process.
  • Self-evaluate current provision in terms of P.E, Physical Activity and Community Links.
  • Plan and Implement improvements for each of the aforementioned areas.
  • Organise an ‘Active School Week’ as part of the annual school calendar.
  • See http://www.activeschoolflag.ie/ for more information regarding the Active School Flag process.

Meet Our Committee…

Elections were held in the school to form the Active School Committee. Well done to all those who took part. Now it’s time for the committee and Ms Tarpey to get down to work! The committee are planning to come up with innovative and easy ways to improve PE and to energise the school. We will be documenting our journey here on this page and on our Active Flag notice board in the school. We are looking forward to becoming fitter and more active this year!

Our Committee for 2016/17 are:

  • Kaelin McFadden
  • Sèona Doherty
  • Chloe O’Malley
  • Holly Clarke
  • Katie Lambert
  • Denisa Martisa
  • Robyn McFadden
  • Emma Kelly
  • Zoe Lambert
  • Kayleigh MulHolland
  • Gabia Durkin.

Running Initiative Active School Flag:

Junior Infants to Second Class.

Your Challenge: to run a half marathon between now and June 16th!

That’s 21.1km  :@), no bother I hear you say.

On June 16th we are having our 3 k walk, so the remaining 18.1 km will be completed at school  in the first yard (Parents Room Yard) between May 10th and June 15th on Wednesdays/Thursdays/ Fridays.

Please remind the children to wear suitable footwear on these days.

Simply log the distance you travel each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and you will quickly see the km’s total up.

I suggest before/ after small break or before / after big break as a suitable time to complete your laps.

  • 8 times around the first yard totals 1 km.
  • 16 times around it totals 2 km.

So for example to make 18.1 km you could do 8 laps of the middle yard on 19 different occasions. It’s that easy!

Get Active and get logging up the km on your Activity Log.

Go n-éirí libh.

You can download your Activity Log Junior here!

Third Class to Sixth Class.

Your Challenge: to run a full marathon between now and June 16th!

That’s 42.2km  :@), no bother I hear you say.

On June 16th we are having our 5 k walk, so the remaining 37.2 km will be completed at school  in the middle yard between May 10th and June 15th on Wednesdays/Thursdays/ Fridays.

Please remind the children to wear suitable footwear on these days.

Simply log the distance you travel each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and you will quickly see the km’s total up.

I suggest before/ after small break or before / after big break as a suitable time to complete your laps.

  • 7 times around the middle yard totals 1 km.
  • 14 times around it totals 2 km.

So for example to make 37.2 km you could do 14 laps of the middle yard on 19 different occasions. It’s that easy!

Get Active and get logging up the km on your Activity Log.

Go n-éirí libh.

You can download your Activity Log here!

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