‘Active School Week’ was planned for next week and promised to be a really enjoyable week for all students. However, because of the circumstances we find ourselves in, it is not possible for this to go ahead so we are asking you, the families of our school to participate in the ‘Active HOME Week’ challenge instead. This is a good opportunity to focus on the importance of physical well-being, taking some time to have fun and be active! To complete the challenge children have to find four different ways of being active every day making sure that this add up to 60 MINUTES, or more. Children are encouraged to try something NEW, have FUN with a family activity and to ENJOY the week! You will find some ideas and videos to help you under the Physical Activity section of our Active School website: https://get.ie/active-school/physical-activity/
Please find information below and also the challenge worksheet. Please return the completed challenge chart to your teacher. If you don’t have a printer, a photo of it would be perfect too! We would also love to see photos of you in action, being active & having fun!
There are a few different ways you can return your challenge chart at the end of the week:
- Complete the GETNS Challenge Chart as a word document and send it back as an attachment to your class teacher (accessible below)
- Hand drawn chart – Completed, photographed and sent back as an attachment to an email to class teachers
- Printed out chart – Completed, photographed and sent back as an attachment to an email to class teachers
- Fillable PDF – Saved as a file, completed and returned as an attachment to an email to class teachers.
If you complete the 7 day challenge, you will receive a certificate!
We would also love to see photos of you in action, being active & having fun! 🙂
What is the Active School Flag?
The 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 ASF is a whole school process that promotes physical activity in a fun and inclusive way for all members of the school community. ASF schools enable children to see that there are many ways to be active throughout the school day and within their local area. In particular, ASF schools try to find ways to encourage less active children to enjoy physical activity more.
ASF schools ensure that all classes are timetabled for 60 minutes of PE every week.
ASF schools promote physical activity throughout the day.
ASF schools work in partnership with others to promote a physically active school community.
ASF schools organise an Active School Week (ASW) as part of their annual school calendar.
The ASF is a Department of Education and S kills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.