“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.”
Croom National School is aiming to achieve an active flag by improving the ‘Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships’ within our school.
The active flag has been set up by teachers Ms. Jennifer Cagney, Mr. Richard Murphy, and Mr. James Malone who are joined by a Student Active Flag Committee. We would also like to thank our principal Mr. Emmett Murphy for his constant support and interest in this project.
Our Active School Committee play an important role in keeping the school active. Our playground leaders are in charge of collecting and returning equipment, tidying the P.E room, setting up the playground, collecting children from their rooms and monitoring the playground to make sure everyone is active and most importantly having fun.
This year in the pursuit of achieving the Active School flag with the aim of promoting activity amongst our students Croom National School provides all of our students with a minimum of 60 minutes P.E each week. Using resources such as the Move Well, Move Often, PSSI lesson plans, P.E curriculum and ensuring up to date CPD teachers will ensure that activities are inclusive to all students.
CPD was carried out with regard to the Be Active After School Programme which we look forward to commencing in Term 2.
Each class is taught lessons from a range of the 5 strands which include:
A new P.E timetable will be formed this year to ensure that a balanced amount of teaching time will be given to each of the P.E strands.
We look forward to getting started on our adventure towards achieving the achieve school flag and we are very lucky to have a very dedicated Active School Committee!
Run, hop, skip,
The only limit
Is the sky!