Active Schools

Active Schools

This year the pupils and staff of Scoil Áine are working towards an Active Schools Flag for our school. The aim of this initiative is to encourage children and teachers to be more active, get more exercise, and to take greater care of our minds and bodies. Visit the active
schools website for more information on this initiative.

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An Active School Slogan competition was held throughout the school in October. Our slogan was created by Sophia in Mr. D Lawlors class.

Our Active School Slogan is:

'Be active and have some fun. 60 minutes and all is done.'

by Sophia, 6th class (Scoil Áine Naofa Active Schools Slogan)


Active Schools news


The Active School committee decided to add more activity into the month of December. The whole school took part in the ’12 Active Days of Christmas’. Have a look at the 12 Activities below.

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On the last day of school before Christmas the whole school took part in a Santa Fun Run in Lucan Harriers running track. Santa himself even made an appearance!!


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Our Active Schools Launch Day was on Friday the 15th of November. All children, and teachers, really enjoyed the day.

We had activities like :

  • Walk to school
  • Lunch time concert with DJ Greene
  • 10@10
  • Active lines
  • Cha- cha slide
  • A motivational speech from James Casserly

We can't wait to continue activities like these throughout the school year. Well done everyone!

The P.E. curriculum

Physical Education is allocated 1 hour per week of overall teaching time. In these lessons teachers use a range of resources and equipment.

There are 6 strands in the P.E. curriculum:

  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Outdoor and Adventure
  • Aquatics

All teachers are following the same P.E. plan which focuses on a different strand each month. Here are some of the wonderful lessons in action.


Physical activity:

All teachers encourage physical activity throughout the school day. All children have two outdoor breaks throughout the school day. There are four yards- one for 3rd/4th classes, one for 5th/6th classes, a walking yard to ensure inclusivity for all and an area to use outdoor equipment. Our fantastic Active Schools committee lead these activities every day for the classes using the equipment that day.


For the month of February we had some outdoor music to keep everyone moving in the cold weather!

Children also have movement breaks throughout the school day in the classroom through websites like GoNoodle, Just Dance etc.


Our Active Schools committee consists of 10 children; 2 from 3rd class, 2 from 4th class, 3 from 5th class and 3 from 6th class. So far they have been doing an excellent job in encouraging the school to be more active. They facilitate Active Lines throughout the year and organise the outdoor equipment at lunch time, while proudly wearing their Active Schools vest.

Throughout the year we have involvement from different outdoor agencies:

  • GAA coach takes various classes throughout the year for football and hurling.
  • 5th classes took part in Marathon Kids in November where they ran an overall distance of 26. 2 miles.
  • GoNoodle and active dance breaks.
  • All classes take part in Operation Transformations 10@10 workouts for the month of January.
  • In October we had coaches from Hockey Ireland working with 3rd classes over a 6 week period.

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