Active School Committee
We have been awarded the Active School Flag, because we have become a physically educated active school as a result of participating in the Active School Programme. According to research children between 5 – 12 years of age need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day. Children should reduce the amount of time spent on watching TV, using video, computer games and phones.
Scoil Chroí Naofa has become a very active school. We take part in many different activities and programmes. We encourage every child to be active at home, at school and at play and to have fun while doing so. Our Active School slogan is Be active! Keep active! Stay active!
The Active School flag committee has 3 aims:
- To make sure that everybody takes part in some kind of activity during or after school, e.g. walking, cycling, swimming, running or just playing.
- To help children to be more active inside and outside of school. It is recommended that children have at least 60 minutes of activity every day.
- To make sure we have fun while getting more active. It’s much easier to be active if you’re having fun doing it.
Mr McDonald is the Active Schools Co-Ordinator in SCN and works alongside his class who are the Active Committee to ensure that the staff and pupils of our school are active throughout the school year in a fun and exciting.